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It was Alfred Wegener.
Does anyone know who originated the theory of Pangea?
What was his role in plate tectonics?
Correct! Pangaea was a supercontinent that incorporated almost all land masses on Earth during early geological time.
He created the theory of "continental drift". His idea was accepted by scientists until Aurther Holmes later recognized his theory.
Volcanos, mountain ranges, and deep ocean trenches are formed at a convergent boundary.
A convergent boundary is when two lithosphere plates are moving towards each other. The three types of convergent boundaries are oceanic- continental, continental- continental, and oceanic- oceanic.
The Andes Mount. range is an example of a convergent boundary. The Washington-Oregon Coastline is an convergent boundary in the USA
At a divergent boundary the two plates are moving away from each other.
An example of a divergent boundary is the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
Deep ocean Trenches are formed at a divergent boundary
A transform boundary causes earthquakes. The San Andres Fault is an example of a transform bounty in the USA.
Transform is when two plates slide past each other.
We live on the North American plate which borders the Eurasian plate. We are in danger of earthquakes and in the distant future California might become it's own island!
Ridge push is a proposed driving force in plate tectonics that occurs in mid-oceanic ridges.
Slab pull is part of the motion of a tectonic plate caused by its subduction.
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