Posts Tagged Continental drift

Earth Once Swallowed Its Own Superocean. Could It Happen Again?…

The ancient supercontinent of Rodinia turned inside out as the Earth swallowed its own ocean some 700 million years ago, new research suggests… Read the rest of the article here at Live Science: Advertisements

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Will There Ever Be Another Pangea?…

(Intro from Live Science) Just before the dawn of the dinosaurs — roughly 251 million years ago — Earth’s continents abutted one another, merging to form the supercontinent Pangea. That land mass, which straddled the equator like an ancient Pac-Man, eventually split into Gondwana in the south and Laurasia in the north… Read the article here:

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Natural History: Alfred Wegener ~ Plate Tectonics & Continental Drift…

The following video presents an overview of the theory of plate tectonics and continental drift with a history of Alfred Wegener’s work…

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Continental Drift: Theory & Definition…

Intro:  Continental drift was a theory that explained how continents shift position on Earth’s surface. Set forth in 1912 by Alfred Wegener, a geophysicist and meteorologist, continental drift also explained why look-alike animal and plant fossils, and similar rock formations, are found on different continents… Read all about the theory here at

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BOOK: Alfred Wegener: Science, Exploration, and the Theory of Continental Drift

Source: BOOK: Alfred Wegener: Science, Exploration, and the Theory of Continental Drift

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Storytelling Side Accordion – (A story map presented by Esri)…

Tectonic Plate Movement and its Consequences     The Earth lithosphere is broken up into tectonic plates. Twenty plates are continuously migrating. The great majority of all earthquakes and volcanic activity occurs along the plate boundaries. The movement of the plates varies from zero to 100 mm annually. – See more at: Storytelling Side Accordion – A […]

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Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics…

The continental drift theory was first postulated by Alfred Wegener in 1912 to explain the similarities between animal and plant fossils found on different continents. Over time, during the 1950s to be a bit more precise, this theory developed into what is now considered the Theory of Plate Tectonics which explains the movement of the […]

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