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tectonic plates consist of both______________(land)and_________(water)plates.
continental and oceanic.
wegener thought that all continents were once together in one large continent callled_________
pangea.
the area where two tectonic plates meet is called a_________.
boundary.
when plated collide a___________boundary is formed.
convergent.
an example of a geological feature caused by a convergent boundary in the united states is________and___________.
rockies and aps.
when plates separate a___________boundary is formed.
divergent.
an example of geological feature formed by a divergent boundary ____________________
east african rift.
when plates slide past each other a __________boundary is formed
transform.
an example of a geological feature caused by a transform boundary in the united states is______________
sanandreas fault.
a possible result of plates moving along a transform boundary is__________.
earthquake.
new oceanic lithosphere forms as a result of___ _____ ________.
sea floor spreading.
evidence for sea floor spreading has come from________ ________ on the ocean floor.
magnetic minerals.
the outermost layer of the earth is called the____sphere.
litho.
the liquid layer of the earths core is called the____________.
outercore.
the force that can lead to mountains with sharp jagged peaks is called_______.
tension.
what is an example of a type of mountain in the united states.
tetons.
sea floor spreading takes place at___ _____ ______.
mid ocean ridges.
the part of the earth on thick tectonics plates move is the _____________
asthenosphere.
the bending of rock layers due to stress in the earths crust known as______.
folding.
the type of mountain that forms when rock layers are squeezed together and pushed upward is a ______ mountain.
folded.
an upward arching rock layer is called an________.
anticline.
a downward arching rock layer is called a_________.
cycline.
the hypothesis that states that the continents were once one large mass that broke apart is the__________________.
continental drift theory.
the layer of rock that comprises 67% of earths mass is the_______.
mantle.
the layer of earth that is made mostly of iron and its most dense is the ____.
core.
the thin,solid layer outermost layer above is the______
crust.
the rigid layer made up of crust and upper mantle is the ____________ mesosphere.
mesosphere.
the deep interior of the earth can be mapped using_______________.
sesmic waves.
the global positioning system can map the rate of tectonic plate movement using_________________.
ground stations.