History of the Earth Part 2

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the theory that states that continents move by plowing through the sea floor
supercontinent that separated into laurasia and gondwana
lithosphere is broken into this many major plates
The name of Hess' theory regarding what drives plate tectonics
this can help identify the paleolatitude at which the rock formed
because of this, ancient rocks show different pole positions to those at present
man who first recognized the significance of transform boundaries (as written in slide show)
rigid crust and upper mantle
average number of years the magnetic field reverses (in numerals, use spaces instead of commas)
the process through which plates crumple to form mountain ranges
last magnetic reversal took place this many years ago (use numerals and spaces instead of commas)
the term that describes when the north magnetic pole changes to the south polar position
trailing continental edge of a tectonic plate, with no active tectonic interaction
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lithosphere is broken into this many minor plates
formed from sediments that are added onto the non-subducting tectonic plate at a convergent plate boundary
the instrument that measures magnetic field fixed within a rock
the theory used to explain basin infilling during the 19th century
a supercontinent that did not break into Laurasia and Gondwana
the deepest part of the ocean, found between 2 lithospheric plates
he study of the record of the Earth's magnetic field in rocks
Changes in magnetic properties are called
these are often associated with flood basalts and rifting
term for the inactive arm of a three pronged rift
an example (from the slideshow) of a transform boundary
the upwelling of basalt through fissures is caused by these formations

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