A GRADUAL MOVEMENT OF CONTINENT
CONTINENTAL DRIFT
THE RIGID OUTER PART OF THE EARTH
LITHOSPHERE
COMING CLOSER TOGETHER
CONVERGENT
FERROMAGNESIAN MINERALS
MAFIC
A LOSS SLEEVELESS
MANTLE
THE EQUILIBRIUM THAT EXIST BETWEEN PART
ISOSTASY
THE SIDEWAYS AND DOWNWARD MOVEMENT OF THE EARTH
SUBDUCTION
UPPER LAYER OF THE EARTH
ASTHENOSPHERE
A SUPER CONTINENT THAT EXISTED DURING THE LATE PALEOZOIC AND EARLY MESOZOIC ERAS
PANGEA
A PROCESS THAT OCCURS AT MID OCEAN RIDGES WHERE NEW OCEANIC CRUST IS FORMED THROUGH VOLCANIC ACTIVITY AND THEN GRADUALLY MOVE AWAY FROM THE RIDGE
SEAFLOOR SPREADING
A MAJOR AREA IN THE BASIN OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN WHERE A LARGE NUMBER OF EARTHQUAKES AND VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS OCCUR
RING OF FIRE
HE PROPOSED THE THEORY OF CONTINENTAL DRIFT
ALFRED WEGENER
A LINEAR FEATURE THAT EXISTS BETWEEN TWO TECTONIC PLATES THAT ARE MOVING AWAY FROM EACH OTHER
DIVERGENT BOUNDARY
MOVEMENT OF GROUPS OF MOLECULES WITHIN FLUIDS SUCH AS LIQUIDS OR GASES
CONVECTION
A LINEAR OF FISSURES ALONG THE FLANK OF A VOLCANO, FROM WHICH LAVA ERUPTS
RIFT ZONE
A RUPTURE IN THE CRUST OF A PLANETARY-MASS OBJECT SUCH AS EARTH THAT ALLOWS HOT LAVA
VOLCANO
THE THINNEST LAYER OF THE EARTH
THE CRUST
THE HOTTEST LAYER OF THE EARTH
INNER CORE
A RESULT FROM THE BUILD UP OF STRESS AT A PLATE BOUNDARY
EARTHQUAKES
A LONG NARROW DITCH
TRENCH