Chapter 1Plate Tectonics Key Terms

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Type of plate boundary where two plates come together
Convection currents take place in this layer of Earth
Process by which ocean floor sinks beneath a deep-ocean trench and back into the mantle
True or false: Wegener's hypothesis was immediately accepted.
Deep underwater canyons where the ocean floor subducts
Type of plate boundary where two plates slip past each other, moving in opposite directions
Theory that states that pieces of Earth's lithosphere are in slow, constant motion, driven by convection currents in the mantle
Scientist who developed the theory of plate tectonics (last name only)
Heat transfer by the movement of currents within a fluid
How much mass there is in a volume of a substance
A section of the lithosphere that slowly moves over the asthenosphere, carrying pieces of the crust
Supercontinent that used to exist on Earth
The part of the core that is liquid
Heat transfer between materials that are touching
Outermost layer of Earth
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True or false: Temperature increases as you go deeper ino Earth.
The softer layer of the mantle
True or false: Pressure increases as you go deeper into Earth.
Process that continually adds new material to the ocean floor
Deep valley that forms along a divergent boundary
An undersea mountain chain where new ocean floor is produced
The transfer of heat through space
Scientist who studied sea-floor spreading (last name only)
Type of plate boundary where two plates move apart
Scientist who gathered evidence about continental drift (last name only)
True or false: Heat always moves from a cooler substance to a warmer substance.
The rigid, uppermost part of the mantle
The part of the core that is solid
Break in Earth's crust where rocks have slipped past each other

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