TITLE

Moving Plates

PUB. DATE
February 2007
SOURCE
Oceans Atlas;2007, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
Information on oceanic plates from a chapter of the book "Oceans Atlas: An Interactive Ocean Adventure" is presented. It explains that the oceans change as the plates of the Earth's crust slip apart or push together. Ocean trenches, earthquakes and chains of volcanoes are created in subduction zones where one plate is diving beneath another. It notes that the crust of the Earth is divided into separate plates which are pushed around by currents in the mantle rock.
ACCESSION #
43827224

 

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