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Plate Tectonics

Drew Sparks

Assorted terms that have to do with plate tectonics

volcanic Formed by crust which have been uplifted and folded by compressional forces.
convergent Plates that are moving together.
plateau a theory of global tectonics in which the lithosphere is divided into a number of crustal plates, each of which moves on the plastic asthenosphere.
coastal center, near middle
platetectonics The region below the lithosphere.
subductionzone a strike-slip fault that offsets a mid-ocean ridge in opposing directions on either side of an axis of seafloor spreading.
upwarped Generally the result of broad arching of the crust or sometimes great vertical displacement along a highangle fault.
transformfault Eruption of magma from the mantle: usually between plates
interior Plates that are moving apart.
faultblock The crust and upper mantle of the earth.
divergent A large, flat, raised area of land
folded Large sections of the surface that move.
asthenosphere a mass of rock bounded on at least two opposite sides by faults.
plates along coastline
lithosphere The process by which collision of the earth's crustal plates results in one plate's being drawn down or overridden by another.

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