GEOL 1200 Week 2
GEOL 1200 Week 2 GEOL 1200 - 091
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Riley Williams on Wednesday January 20, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to GEOL 1200 - 091 at University of North Carolina - Charlotte taught by Rufus Carol McLean in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 45 views. For similar materials see Physical Geology (no lab) in Geology at University of North Carolina - Charlotte.
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Date Created: 01/20/16
GEOL 1200-009 Week 2 -Alfred Wegener Continental drift (Pangaea) Observed glaciers moving Continents could be fit together Rock patterns matched rock patterns on other countries (glacial striations) Problem: couldn’t explain it Mid ocean ridge (underwater mountains)- heat rises up and turns out to both sides and settles Divergent boundary- two plates spread apart (new ocean crust) Convergent boundary- two plates come together (volcanoes and deep trenches) Transform boundary- areas where plates slide laterally past each other Deep ocean trench- extremely deep water Rift Valley- continents spreading apart Continent- continent collision forms mountains Continent- continent apart- oceanic crust Oceanic plates move apart- new oceanic crust is formed