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The hypothesis that continents have moved slowly to their current locaitons. Developed by Alfred Wegener.
Large landmass connecting all continents.
Hot, less dense material below the Earth's crust rises toward the surface at the mid-ocean ridges. Developed by Harry Hess
The theory that the Earth's crust and part of the upper mantle are broken into sections.
the sections that move on a plasticlike layer of the mantle.
Plates that are made of the crust and upper mantle.
The plasticlike layer below the lithosphere.
the entire cycle of heating, rising, cooling, and sinking of the mantle.
the boundary between two plates that are moving apart.
the boundary when two plates move together.
When two oceanic plates collide (or one oceanic and one continental) the oceanic plate sinks below the other and volcanoes can occur.
When two plates slide past one another moving in opposite directions or the same direction at different speeds.
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