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- Plate Tectonics
bending (folding) and
breaking (faulting) of the solid surface of the earth results
from the slow movement of large sections (plates) of that
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- The NanTroSEIZE Project: Drilling through a plate boundary in an active subduction zone.
Guest post by David Middleton From Real Clear Science: These 7 Expeditions Could Reveal Some of Earth’s Biggest Secrets in 2019 By Adam Mann This past year brought tons of fascinating new information about our planet...
- Earth Is Sucking Down Way More Water Than We Thought, And No One’s Sure Where It’s Going
From Science Alert WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS 25 NOV 2018 Slow-motion collisions of tectonic plates under the ocean drag about three times more water down into the deep Earth than previously believed, according to a seismic study that spans the...
- Earth Devouring Its Own Oceans!!! Film at 11.
Guest oy vey by David Middleton First we learn that climate change is dissolving the seafloor and now we find out that Earth is devouring its own oceans (like it could be devouring some other planet’s oceans)… And it’s three times as...
- Awesome new animation envisions Earth in 250 million years
Earth in 250 million years won't be the planet we know and love today. Plate tectonics theory reveals how plates comprising Earth's outer shell glide atop the mantle, causing continents to drift apart or come together. Business Insider put together an...
- New map provides clues into 500-million-year mystery in Earth's past
1,000 to 520 million years ago, Earth's climate was undergoing dramatic changes. From icy extremes in what some have termed Snowball Earth, to warmer conditions as an increase in oxygen led to the Cambrian explosion of biodiversity, it's a period of the...
- Research reveals the Earth may have once had a solid egg-like crust
Extending the symbolism of eggs as a metaphor for life and reproduction, recent research reveals the Earth itself may have once had an egg-like structure. According to a report from the University of Maryland, the plate tectonics that now define the Earth's...
- Scientists discover 308-million-year-old tropical forest in the Arctic
A recent study published in the journal Geology shared some surprising findings: the icy landscape of Svalbard, Norway was once home to an ancient tropical forest...
- Study: plate tectonics modulates volcanic activity, which in turn modulates climate forcings
From Rice University comes this study that tries to equate an analog circuit component onto a climate forcing component. It is an interesting approach. The idea that plate tectonics serves to modulate episodic volcanic activity also makes sense. Volcano...
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