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    Some aspects of plate tectonics

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    Describe each of the following and explain how it contributed to our current acceptance of plate tectonic theory:

    Paleomagnetism
    Seafloor Spreading
    Divergent Plate Boundaries
    Transform Plate Boundaries
    Convergent Plate Boundaries

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    (PT= plate tectonics) Divergent and convergent boundaries make up 2 ends of the plate tectonic "conveyor belt" meaning that as new crust forms at the divergent boundary, crust elsewhere at a convergent boundary (subduction zone) must be "consumed" and recycled back into the mantle. As continents are on these moving plates (and we CAN measure these ...

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    Answer defines some of the basic aspects of plate tectonics and how they relate to the support of plate tectonic theory

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