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The supercontinent cycle, sometimes called the Wilson cycle is the quasi- periodic aggregation and dispersal of Earth's continental crust. There are varying  ...


Sep 5, 2000 ... No rock is accidental. No idea in geology is more profound than this; it runs from the center to the whole of geology and influences every ...


The Wilson cycle begins in Stage A with a stable continental craton. A hot spot ( not present in the drawings) rises up under the craton, heating it, causing it to ...

Sep 6, 2012 ... The Wilson cycle theory explains the lifecycle of an ocean basin. Plate tectonics educational visualizations for introduction to geology.


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Aug 21, 2014 ... This cycle of opening and closing an ocean basin is called a Wilson cycle. ... The Wilson cycle begins with a hypothetical geologically ...


THE WILSON CYCLE: RIFTING AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF OCEAN BASINS. As the concept of sea floor spreading gained acceptance in the late 60's, the ...


FEATURE. Riding the Wilson Cycle How the theory of plate tectonics continues to evolve. Paul Silver. Plate tectonics was originally a theory about oceans.


Schematic illustrations of the Wilson cycle, the fundamental geological processes controlling the evolution of the continents a-b) A continent rifts, such that the ...