Plat Tectonics Vocab
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the outer shell of Earth that extends to a depth of 100 km
theory of the formation and movements of the plates that cover the Earth's surface
a number of rigid, but moving, pieces of the Earth's surface
the partially melted layer of the mantle that underlies the lithosphere
the theory that all continents are fragments of Pangaea now drifting apart
states that youngest rocks of ocean floor are at diverging boundaries, moving outward
forms when two (crustal) Lithosphere plates move apart
Sliding (Transforming) Boundries
forms when two (crustal) Lithospheric plates slide past each other
forms when two (crustal) Lithospheric plates come together
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