Geology Final

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Geology Final
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2009-12-14 17:57:23
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Geology One Final Review
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Geology I Final Review
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  1. Who came up with the continental drift hypothesis?
    Alfred Wegener in 1915
  2. Conditions for continental drift hypothesis.
    • -Fit of continents
    • -Fossil evidence
    • -Rock type and structural similarities
    • -Paleoclimatic evidence
    • -Pangaea breaking apart about 200 mill. y. a
  3. Polar Wandering
    • The apparent movement of the magnetic poles indicates that the continents have moved.
    • (Indicates Europe was much closer to the equator when coal-producing swamps existed)
    • -North America and Europe are separated by about 24o Longitude
  4. Geomagnetic Reversals
    • Earth's magnetic field periodically reverses polarity. (North and South switches)
    • -Dates determined from lava flows
    • -Flips the remnant magnetic inclination of the rocks 180o
  5. Major Tectonic Plates

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