Geology 101 ch 4
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The idea proposed by Alfred Wegner to explain the continental shapes and positions is known as
best examples for puzzle-piece argument are
South America and Africa
According to Weener's model, what evidence did glaciers leave for the existence of Pangaea?
What was the name of the floral fossils Wegener used for the idea of continental drift?
What is NOT early evidence of continental drift?
Sea floor spreading
Which of the following terms best describes the rocky outer layer of the Earth?
Which type of plate boundary results of two or more plates coming together?
which type of plate boundary produces the deepest earthquakes?
subduction zone boundary
which type of plate boundary creates "new" sea floor?
What term best describes to driving force behind plate tectonics?
Example of continental crust colliding with continental crust
Plate with all oceanic crust
The plates "floating" on the asthenosphere is a condition called ___, which is similar to wood floating on water
The phenomenon of the Earth's magnetic pole being in different locations in the past is known as
apparent polar wandering