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Tectonic theory, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions

Describe Continental Drift
Explain how this process or discovery contributed to our current acceptance of plate tectonic theory.
What would Alfred Wegener say about the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004 and Mt. Vesuvius recurring eruptions in Vesuvius, Italy?

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Wegener was a climatologist and geophysicist who, in 1915, suggested that continental drift and plate tectonics. He suggested that a supercontinent he called Pangaea had existed in the past, broke up starting 200 million years ago, and that the pieces 'drifted' to their present positions. His arguments in support of continental drift included:

o the fit of the continents
o paleoclimatic studies that showed evidence of past glaciation, coal deposits, ancient reef deposits, ancient sand dunes, and salt beds that make no sense in today's world climate belts
o the occurrence of the same fossils on lands now ...

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Explain how this process or discovery contributed to our current acceptance of plate tectonic theory.
What would Alfred Wegener say about the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004 and Mt. Vesuvius recurring eruptions in Vesuvius, Italy?

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