Study guide on plate tectonics
1. Know the mechanics of the plate tectonics. What causes it?
plate boundary Mid oceanic ridge; structural graben; passive margin, volcanism
along divergent margin; pillow lava; mid
oceanic ridges, examples
3. Convergent plate boundaries; Know the three kind of possibilities: Oceanic-oceanic;
oceanic-continental; continental-continental (collision); examples .
Be able to draw little figures!
. Be able to draw little figures!
4. Transform plate boundaries; San Andreas fault; Why is located next to a continent?
5. Hot spot volcanoes, example (Hawaii)
6. Wilson cycle or Super continent cycle. Why is that the oldest ocean floor is only 200
million years old?
7. What is an orogeny?
8. Different subsidence s
9. Different sedimentary basins, with sediment types, and