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|Statement||by J. Bodechtel and R. Scherreiks.|
|Series||Publications of the International Institute for Aerial Survey and Earth Sciences, ser. B, no. 49|
|Contributions||Scherreiks, R., joint author.|
|LC Classifications||TA593 .I67 ser. B, no. 49, QE266 .I67 ser. B, no. 49|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||30|
|LC Control Number||77872124|
tectonic interpretation tektonische Deutung f. Inherited tectonic structures controlling the deformation style – an example from the Helvetic Nappes of the Eastern Alps Article (PDF Available) in Swiss Journal of Geosciences ( Earth’s Tectonic Plates. Seafloor and continents move around on Earth’s surface, but what is actually moving? What portion of the Earth makes up the “plates” in plate tectonics? This question was also answered because of technology developed during war times – in this case, the Cold War. The plates are made up of the lithosphere. 2 Introduction • Earth's lithosphere is divided into mobile plates. • Plate tectonics describes the distribution and motion of the plates. • The theory of plate tectonics grew out of earlier hypotheses and observations collected during exploration of the rocks of the ocean floor. You will recall from a previous chapter that there are three.
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