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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plate_tectonics

Plate tectonics is a scientific theory describing the large-scale motion of seven large plates and ... Tectonic plates are composed of oceanic lithosphere and thicker continental lithosphere, each topped by its own kind of crust. Along convergent ...

pubs.usgs.gov/gip/dynamic/tectonic.html

May 5, 1999 ... A tectonic plate (also called lithospheric plate) is a massive, irregularly shaped slab of solid rock, generally composed of both continental and ...

www.csun.edu/~dsw/lect4_geodyn_asthen.pdf

The lithosphere can be defined thermally by an isotherm at the base of the lithosphere which should be around 1350 o. C. How are plates created ? How and ...

www.quora.com/What-are-the-tectonic-plates-made-of

Basically - the tectonic plates ARE the crust of the earth. As for composition, oceanic-majority plates are mostly basalt lavas; continental-majority plates are ...

www.livescience.com/37706-what-is-plate-tectonics.html

Mar 21, 2016 ... In the 20th century, researchers realized that the Earth's crust is not one piece, but is made up of many huge tectonic plates upon which the ...

www.livescience.com/31570-plate-tectonics-began.html

Jun 27, 2012 ... "It was clear from our data that there was a transition 3.2 billion years ago, and rocks formed after that could be related to plate tectonic ...

earth.rice.edu/mtpe/geo/geosphere/topics/2plate_tectonics.html

According to this theory, Earth's outer layer, or crust, consists of a series of plates made up of lithospheric material which floats on the denser asthenosphere of ...

www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/07/earth-tectonic-plates-new-model_n_5104087.html

Apr 7, 2014 ... As the process repeated over time, it created a large tectonic plate with an active subduction zone. Over a much longer period, the same ...

www.britannica.com/science/plate-tectonics

Oct 11, 2017 ... plate tectonics: Theory dealing with the dynamics of Earth 's outer shell, the ... What were some of the other scientific contributions made by ...