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 What is Plate Tectonics?
Plate tectonics is the study of how the Earth's plates are driven and shaped by geological forces that keep them in constant motion.
A thin oceanic plate converging with a thick continental plate will be pushed beneath the continental plate, creating a subduction zone -- an area marked by a deep submarine trench where the oceanic plate is being driven downwards, eventually returning to the molten mantle.
This plate moves northwesterly at a rate of about 2 inches (5 cm) per year, while the North American plate on the opposite side of the San Andreas fault is moving in a southerly direction.
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 Plate Tectonics - MSN Encarta
Early in the plate tectonic revolution, geologists proposed that transform faults were a new class of fault because they “transformed” plate motions from one plate boundary to another.
As a transform plate boundary cuts perpendicularly across the edges of the continental crust near the borders of the continental and oceanic crust, the result is a system such as the San Andreas transform fault system in California.
The African plate is splitting into two plates and moving away from the Arabian plate as the Red Sea meets the Gulf of Aden.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761554623_3/Plate_Tectonics.html   (743 words)

  
 Arabian Plate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Arabian Plate is a largely continental tectonic plate covering the Arabian peninsula and extending northward to Turkey.
South, with the African Plate to the west and the Indo-Australian Plate to the east
The Arabian Plate was part of the African plate during much of the Phanerozoic Eon (Paleozoic - Cenozoic), until the Oligocene Epoch of the Cenozoic Era.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Arabian_Plate   (158 words)

  
 Plate Tectonics - Crystalinks
The key principle of plate tectonics is that the lithosphere exists as separate and distinct tectonic plates, which "float" on the fluid-like asthenosphere.
Tectonic plates are comprised of two types of lithosphere: continental and oceanic lithospheres; for example, the African Plate includes the continent and parts of the floor of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
Tectonic plates across the globe are constantly shifting - though slowly, usually by a few centimetres a year - with the magma beneath the crust.
www.crystalinks.com /platetectonics.html   (2460 words)

  
 ScienceMaster - JumpStart - Plate Motion
Plate boundary zones -- broad belts in which boundaries are not well defined and the effects of plate interaction are unclear.
Even though the Nazca Plate as a whole is sinking smoothly and continuously into the trench, the deepest part of the subducting plate breaks into smaller pieces that become locked in place for long periods of time before suddenly moving to generate large earthquakes.
Land on the west side of the fault zone (on the Pacific Plate) is moving in a northwesterly direction relative to the land on the east side of the fault zone (on the North American Plate).
www.sciencemaster.com /jump/earth/plate_motion.php   (2550 words)

  
 Geology: Plate Tectonics
Continetal plate is thick and composed of sediments and volcanic rocks, oceanic crust is thinner and consist only of a certain kind of volcanic rocks.
Plate Tectonics, the Cause of Earthquakes, explains the connection between plate tectonics and earthquakes.
Plate Tectonics, as the domain name suggests, this is a very informative site about all aspects of plate tectonics.
www.showcaves.com /english/explain/Geology/PlateTectonics.html   (1126 words)

  
 Darley Arabian
A Champion Sire in 1722, the Darley Arabian remained at Aldby Park, with the exception of a season spent with the Duke of Leedes in exchange for a prize bull, until his death.
Darley Arabian Mare, foundation mare of Family 26, and 4th dam of King Herod (b c 1758 Tartar) and Protector (br c 1770 Matchem).
Said to be a good Plate mare herself, she was the dam of Lord Middleton's Saucebox (c c1730 Jigg).
www.bloodlines.net /TB/Bios/DarleyArabian.htm   (2632 words)

  
 The Arabian Lithosphere: Upper Mantle and Crustal Xenoliths
The alkali basaltic lavas of the Arabian Plate contain a wide variety of accidental crustal and mantle xenoliths (Coleman et al., 1983, Kuno and Essene, 1986, Mcguire 1988a,b Nasir and Al fugha 1988, Nasir 1988a, b, 1989, 1991, Nasir et al.
Geology of the area Jordan and Syria lie on the northwestern edge of the Arabian Plate.
The lithosphere beneath the northwestern part of the Arabian plate (Jordan): evidence from xenoliths and geophysics.
www.angelfire.com /ms/snasir/page13.html   (1756 words)

  
 UAE INTERACT ONLINE : NATURAL EMIRATES : GEOLOGY AND FOSSILS : Continents on the Move
This movement of continental plates continues today and some plates, such as the Arabian continental plate drifting away from Africa, travel at a rate of 5 centimetres a year.
At the margins of these plates there are two types of phenomena; "active" events caused by colliding plates and "passive" events where the plates are spreading apart.
Material of an oceanic plate is more dense than that of a continental plate, so that when the two collide the oceanic plate is forced beneath the continental plate.
www.arabianwildlife.com /nature/geology/fos03.html   (478 words)

  
 Plate Tectonics, the Cause of Earthquakes
The plates consist of an outer layer of the Earth, the lithosphere, which is cool enough to behave as a more or less rigid shell.
Plate boundaries in different localities are subject to different inter-plate stresses, producing these three types of earthquakes.
The numerous north-south mountain ranges that dominate the landscape from Reno to Salt Lake City are the consequence of substantial east-west extension, in which the total extension may be as much as a factor of two over the past 20 million years.
www.seismo.unr.edu /ftp/pub/louie/class/100/plate-tectonics.html   (953 words)

  
 Collectible and Antique Collector Plates on CYBERATTIC.
Issued in 1985, plate number 14906E of "A Puzzlement", by William Chambers, First Issue in "The King and I" Series, the only collector's plate series officially authorized by the estates of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II to commemorate their contribution to American Musical Theatre.
Plate is beautiful displayed alone but even more awesome when displayed side by side with the other three from this series that when put together make a panoramic scenery.
Plate can be displayed seperately or in a sequence of the four, when put together makes a panoramic scene.
www.cyberattic.com /directory/Collector_Plates680.html   (965 words)

  
 Tectonics of the Arabian Plate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The African, Arabian and Indian crustal plates have been marching northward to collide with Eurasia -- for about 20 million years in the case of Arabia, and for 50 million years in the case of India.
The collision zone between the Arabian and Eurasian plates is the principal subject of this Handbook.
The western boundary of the Arabian plate is a transform fault zone -- the Dead Sea and East Anatolian faults -- where the adjacent plates grind past each other.
eol.jsc.nasa.gov /handbooks/arabianpages/arabianintro.htm   (300 words)

  
 Amateur Geologist Structured Geological Glossary: Plate Tectonics
A point that is common to three plate and which must also be the meeting place of three boundary features, such as divergence zones, convergence zones, or transform fault.
An elongated region along which a plate descends relative to another plate, for example, the descent of the Nazca plate beneath the South American plate along the Peru-Chile Trench.
Small crustal fragments, island arc, or seamount which are transported by the moving oceanic plate and are added to a continental mass at the subduction zone.
www.amateurgeologist.com /content/glossary/tectonics/tectonics.html   (1219 words)

  
 Plate Tectonics
Plate tectonics is the all-encompassing theory that allows us to understand the present configuration of the surface of the Earth, to recreate the past positions of the continents and ocean basins, and to make predictions about the future.
The angle of subduction is related to the age of the plate; the older the subducting plate, the steeper the angle.
This is primarily a function of equal density of the plates; however, it also occurs due to the direction of movement.
www.coloradocollege.edu /Dept/GY/rweb/plates.html   (1473 words)

  
 Paleozoic Hydrocarbon Habitat in the Arabian Plate, by Abdulkader M. Afifi, #10075 (2004).
Paleozoic Hydrocarbon Habitat in the Arabian Plate, by Abdulkader M. Afifi, #10075 (2004).
The main challenges to exploration and development are: (1) the difficulties in seismic imaging of the Paleozoic section due to multiples, seismic transparency, and near-surface problems; (2) the prediction of porosity in the tight, deeply buried reservoirs; and (3) the hostile subsurface environments.
During the Paleozoic, the plate was affected by drift and rotation that resulted in changes from equatorial to high southern latitudes and back to equatorial (at the end of the Triassic), with two periods of glaciation (Figure 2).
www.searchanddiscovery.com /documents/2004/afifi02/index.htm   (1742 words)

  
 THE SEMAIL OPHIOLITE/OMAN
The Oman Mountains represent the the margin of the Arabian continental paltform.
The mountains are geogically distinct from the rest of the Arabian Peninsula because of the presence of extensive nappes of pleagic sedimentary deposites and ophiolites which overly the shelf carbonate rocks tectonically.
The Oman ophiolite is a remnant of the Tethysian oceanic lithosphere obducted on the Arabian continental margin during the Maastrichtian (around 70 Ma).
www.angelfire.com /ms/snasir/page14.html   (1257 words)

  
 plate - Webled.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
[ plate, the Arabian plate, the Caribbean plate, and the Scotia plate ]...
[ collides with a less-dense continental plate, the oceanic plate is ]...
[ zone between the Nazca plate and the South American plate, was one of ]...
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 Locating Different Plates
According to the theory of plate tectonics, the Earth's crust and upper mantle are broken into moving plates of "lithosphere." The Earth has two types of crust.
Because the plates are rigid, they tend to stick together, even though they are constantly moving.
When the strength of the rocks at the plate boundary is exceeded, they move rapidly, "catching up" with the rest of the plates.
www.msnucleus.org /membership/html/k-6/pt/plate/6/ptpt6_1a.html   (528 words)

  
 Geology 105 - Lecture Key Points
The area of interest with regard to the Earth’s plate motion is the outer 350 km (220 miles or so).
Tectonically, the lithosphere (which equals the plates) moves around on the underlying flowing asthenosphere.
There, the Arabian plate is tearing away from the African plate creating the East African rift valley (with earthquakes and volcanoes), the
faculty.washington.edu /sechern/key/060214.html   (348 words)

  
 Arabian Peninsula - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Arabian Peninsula is an important part of the Middle East, and plays a critically important geopolitical role because of its vast reserves of oil and natural gas.
It is estimated that it lasted from about 3000 B.C to the first century A.D. The ruins of Siraf, a legendary ancient port, are located on the north shore of the Iranian coast on the Persian Gulf.
The Persian Gulf was a boat route between the Arabian Peninsula and India made feasible for small boats by staying close to the coast with land always in sight.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Arabian   (1713 words)

  
 Arabian Plate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The objective is this effort is to use broadband digital data to characterize seismic wave propagation across the Arabian plate as observed by instruments within the plate.
This is a cooperative effort between Saint Louis University and King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, for surface wave analysis and determination of crustal structure, and the University of California San Diego, who are deploying instruments and acquiring data.
The shield region of western Saudi Arabia is characterized by high velocities, while the Arabian or Persian Gulf is characterized by lower velocities.
www.eas.slu.edu /People/RBHerrmann/Arabia/qr08.html   (592 words)

  
 THE POTENTIAL OF TSUNAMI GENERATION ALONG THE MAKRAN SUBDUCTION ZONE IN THE NORTHERN ARABIAN SEA. - by Dr. George ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The morphology of the coastal region is further complicated by the extreme sediment accretion from the erosion in the Himalayas (Closs et al., 1969, White and Louden, 1983; Platt et al., 1985; Minshull et al., 1992, Fruehn et al., 1997).
The absence of earthquakes along the plate boundary on the western segment indicates that either entirely aseismic subduction occurs or that the megathrust plate boundary is currently locked.
The Owen Fault Zone is a transform fault in the Arabian Sea that is associated with the active tectonic boundary of the India and Arabia plates.
www.drgeorgepc.com /TsunamiPotentialMakranSZ.html   (8547 words)

  
 Tectonic Plates
Where an oceanic plate collides with a continental plate, the oceanic plate tips down and slides beneath the continental plate forming a deep ocean trench (long, narrow, deep basin.) An example of this type of movement, called subduction, occurs at the boundary between the oceanic Nazca Plate and the continental South American Plate.
Where plates diverge, hot, molten rock rises and cools adding new material to the edges of the oceanic plates.
Plate tectonics, the branch of science that deals with the process by which rigid plates are moved across hot molten material, has helped to explain much in global-scale geology including the formation of mountains, and the distribution of earthquakes and volcanoes.
www.webspawner.com /users/thecosyslughutt/tectonicplates.html   (2216 words)

  
 UAE INTERACT ONLINE : NATURAL EMIRATES : GEOLOGY AND FOSSILS : Geologic History
From a geological standpoint, the Arabian Platform encompasses not only present day Arabia but also the shallow Arabian Gulf (which is not a true ocean basin) and the rocks of the coastal Zagros Mountains of Iran.
Movement of the Afro-Arabian plate during the Palaeozoic twice caused Arabia to pass near the South Pole (in the Ordovician and Carboniferous), and the UAE may have become glaciated.
Earth movements driven by plate tectonics caused the ocean floor of the deep ocean then lying to the north-east to be forced over the edge of the Arabian Platform and its cover of shallow water sediments.
www.arabianwildlife.com /nature/geology/geo01.html   (808 words)

  
 Geomorphology: Chapter 6 Plate C-9
The Makran coast is on a converging tectonic plate margin, where oceanic lithosphere of the Arabian plate is subducting under the continental Eurasian plate.
Seaward of the Pakistan portion of the Makran shown in this image, the Arabian Plate is subducting northward at a very shallow angle of about 2°, and is dragging Tertiary marine sediments many kilometers in thickness into an accretionary prism at the southern edge of the continent (White and Louden, 1983; Platt et al.
The young sedimentary rocks are being scraped off the downgoing lithosphere and crumpled against the continental margin to form the wide belt of fold mountains that dominates the image.
daac.gsfc.nasa.gov /geomorphology/GEO_6/GEO_PLATE_C-9.shtml   (698 words)

  
 GEOLOGIC AND HYDROLOGIC STUDIES OF SAUDI ARABIA UNDER THE SHUTTLE IMAGING RADAR (SIR-C) SCIENCE PLAN
Major tectonic elements such as the Arabian shield, Central Arabian arch, basalt extrusives (harrats), the Bahrain anticline, Qatar arch, Ghawar anticline, and Central Arabian graben system are clearly expressed on the SIR-C radar images, some of which also reveal structures and geologic features not previously recognized, for example, the Wadi Sabah fault.
Arguably, the most spectacular geology in the world is found in Oman, on the SE corner of the Arabian plate, where ophiolites (oceanic crustal rocks which are derived from depths corresponding to the Mohorovicic discontinuity and upper mantle) have been obducted (shoved, ramped) up onto the Arabian plate.
Subtle evidence of this compression on the periphery of the Arabian plate is represented by warping, erosion, and unconformities in the interior of the Arabian plate.
southport.jpl.nasa.gov /reports/finrpt/Dabbagh/dabbagh.htm   (5622 words)

  
 Geomorphology: Chapter 3 Plate V-17
This region is located mainly within a zone of intense lithospheric crushing where the Arabian Plate is moving northeast against the Eurasian Plate (see Plate T-39).
The Anatolian Plate is being squeezed westward along the North and East Anatolian transcurrent faults.
Likewise, the Iranian Plate is being pushed to the southeast along similar faults that pass through the Elburz Mountains north of Tehran and through the suture (Main Recent Fault) of the Zagros Crush Zone.
daac.gsfc.nasa.gov /geomorphology/GEO_3/GEO_PLATE_V-17.shtml   (808 words)

  
 Trojan Horse Antiques & Collectibles ~ Collector Plates Page 17
The plate is in mint condition with no chips or cracks, but has overall tight crazing, which is intentionally done as part of this maker's porcelain firing process.
The 1st plate in the Elvis Presley: In Performance series by artist Bruce Emmett.
This is very low plate # 124 from a limited edition of only 4,500 produced in the signature series (7,500 were produced unsigned).
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