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Module 4 Global Change
13.1 Physical Geography: Seasonal Change; Long Term Change, Plate Tectonics.
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The relationship between the global structures and processes of the Earth's surface. The location of tectonic processes and the consequences of such processes.
PLATE TECTONICS
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WEEKS 1-15

The theory of plate tectonics.

Brief history of theory (Wegener, Vine-Matthews etc.).

Characteristics of tectonic plates.


· Discussion of lithospheric plates:
world map; movement; link with earth structure.
Character of crust:
sima/sial;
link with oceanic and continental plates; isostasy;
crustal deformation.

Secondary source utilisation:
maps at a variety of scales;
ICT;
GIS etc..

Biological and geological evidence of plate tectonics; the Mid-Atlantic Ridge; palaeo magnetism and sea floor spreading.

Continental drift and the break up of Pangaea:
continental fit; matching geology; past glaciations; ancient plants/animals.

· More recent evidence for plate movement:

polar wandering curves; stripe like magnetic anomalies; 'recent' age of ocean floor.

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