Class Notes (839,242)
United States (325,886)
Geology (192)
GEOL105 (163)
Dr.Ed Kohut (115)
Lecture 4

GEOL105 Lecture 4: 2-17

3 Pages

Course Code
Dr.Ed Kohut

This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full 3 pages of the document.
21717 Plate Tectonics The global process that forms continents, ocean basins, mountains, rift valleys (tectonics) o Tectonics result from movement and interaction of rigid plates of lithosphere o Produces most volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunami Plate Tectonics Driving forces o Heat convection o Pull of sinking plates Sources of heat o Leftover heat from earths formation o Radioactive decay Unstable isotopes of Uranium and Thorium release particles and energy, heating surrounding rock. 3 types of plate boundaries o Plate can Move away from a boundary and each other (diverging) Move towards a boundary and each other (converging) Move along a boundary (transform) o Divergent Boundaries Two subtypes Oceanic spreading centers o In ocean basins
More Less
Unlock Document

Only page 1 are available for preview. Some parts have been intentionally blurred.

Unlock Document
You're Reading a Preview

Unlock to view full version

Unlock Document

Log In


Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.