Week 3 Glg/150 Essay
Effects of the Motions of Tectonic Plates Worksheet
From Visualizing Earth Science, by Merali, Z., and Skinner, B. J, 2009, Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. Copyright 2009 by Wiley. Adapted with permission.
This diagram was similar to one Alfred Wegener drew to show the distribution of continents 300 million years ago. His theory of continental drift was met with skepticism in the scientific community.
1. Describe three forms of evidence Wegener used to support his ideas of continental drift. Wegener used landorms, climate, and fossils to support his theory of continental drift. He said that when it came to landforms all the continents seemed to fit like a “jigsaw puzzle”. Even …show more content…
Earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis have all been linked to plate movement. Indicate how plate movement would create them.
1. Earthquakes: Tension and pressure build up as the plates slide past and bump into each one another and sometimes they get stuck together. But even after being stuck, the plates keep pushing and pulling against one another. Over time the pulling becomes too much and the plates break free from each other