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Lecture 9

Lecture 9

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Environmental Science
Nick Eyles

EESA06 Lecture 9 Page 1 EESA06 Lecture 9 The Plate Tectonic Future of Planet Earth J Where are we headed? 1) Alpine-Himalayan Orogeny: The building of the next supercontinent (Pangea II) - obduction 2) Obduction processes as Indian sub-continent collides with Asia 3) Destruction of the Tethys Ocean 4) Uplift of the Himalayas and Climate Change J in Africa created humans - Orogenic belt J cooling temperatures ^,]Z}}ZL[ZZo9 ]KLZZKZ_ - Earth History tells us of the future - On the cusp of a resource boom - Pacific is closing, Atlantic could be closing - Everything is heading in the Japan direction - Locus of next super continent = south east asia Obduction J process where continents collide together = earthquakes - India colliding into Asia creating Himalayans - Effects are felt over a very large area J China, Pakistan experience major earthquakes - Started around 20 million years ago - Mediterranean is a remnant of the ocean that laid between Africa and Europe
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