Chapter 1Plate Tectonics Key Terms

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

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