What is tectonic force?
i think it is when two plates have pressure on both sides pushing them together and when the pressure gets overwhelming, the lighter one goes underneath the heavier one goes on top. these create volcano's and gysers.
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Tectonic hazards are events caused by the Tectonic plates below the Earth's crust colliding with each other, moving against each other, moving apart or the oceanic less dense plate being subducted under the continental plate. For example, Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tsunami's. The most well known ts…unami is the boxing day 2004 Asian tsunami, which claimed over 200,000 lives. A well known earthquake is the Sichuan Earthquake, which occured in may 2008, in China. To be classified as a hazard the event must be able to result in death, injury, or property damage. (MORE)
plates that shift under the surface of the earth on lava referring to the theory of plate tectonics Under all the 5 continents. You might think that there are 7 or 6 but there is a tectonic plate under both South America and North America, then on for Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceana and Antarctica
Tectonic plates are segments of the Earth's lithosphere, the hardrocky outer shell composed of the crust and the uppermost mantle.This shell is divided by lines of faults, ridges of plate creation,and zones of plate destruction. All in all, there are roughly 75 major and minor tectonic plateswhich …cover the entire surface of the planet. Plates can becomposed of oceanic crust, continental crust, or a combination ofboth. The outermost part of the Earth's interior is made up of twolayers: the lithosphere and the asthenosphere. tectonic plates are massive, irregularly shaped slab of solid rock,generally composed of both continental and oceanic lithosphere. tectonic plates are a major thing in the earth A piece of the crust which is slowly floating on magma, or themantle (The crust and the mantle are layers of the earth). Thereare 32 tectonic plates, but only 16 main ones. Eg. Indo-Australianplate, North American plate. Tectonic plates cause many earthquakes, and can form mountains byeither rubbing against eachother, converging or diverging. It is a piece of land that moves to fit into another plate, like apuzzle. Tectonic plates are segments of the Earth's lithosphere.Interaction between tectonic plates is responsible for earthquakesand volcanic activity. (MORE)
as the plates become heavier with mountains and such, they sink slowly into th mantle where there is enormous pressure. as th mantle burns th underside of th plate, th plate becomes lighter; allowing th mantles great heat output 2lift th plate again
They float around on the earths crust, occasionally crashing / rubbing. This is the cause of earthquakes and mountain ranges.
Plate tectonics is the study of the large tectonic plates which float on the lithosphere, making up our crust.
The word 'tectonic' comes from the Greek word ' tekton ' which means 'builder'. Its typical meaning as an adjective ( what you find in a dictionary ) is; . 1. Geology Relating to, causing, or resulting from structural deformation of the earth's crust. 2. Architecture a. Relating to co…nstruction or building. b. Architectural. Common modern usage seems to relate to an uncommon or a long-awaited change in a structural layer or deformation ; where a ' tectonic shift ' would mean a dramatic change of an underlying structure. (MORE)
The type of tectonic forces that create mountains are called converging plates. As two continental plates push together, the stress forces them both upwards. Because of this the Himalayas are still growing.
Plate tectonics is the process in which the Earth drifts andcollides. They are important in forming mountains and formed thecontinents on Earth today.
A tectonic earthquake is a result when there is a sudden release ofenergy in the EarthÃ¢??s crust. This phenomenon can happen anywherein the world and could be very dangerous to the people.
If tectonic forces uplift the crust beneath a stream drainage and steepen the gradient of the stream drainage area what is the response of the stream?
The uplift is so slow that the stream will usually eventually cut down into the uplifted area to resume its course.
A plate boundary where tectonic plates move together rock forced downward melts and comes back up to form a volcano?
This is called a divergent boundary. Here, two tectonic plates are moving away from each other, causing a rift in the crust. This allows magma to come up through the crack and create new crust. These boundaries are creative, as opposed to convergent boundaries which are destructive.
When two continental plates collide, the crust is pushed upward and mighty mountain ranges are produced Ex: Mount Everest (Himalayas)
A Tectonic fault is where the different tectonic plates meet and it is a fault because one may be higger or thicker than the other.
Earthquakes are numerous and common every single day around the world. They can be so insignificant, however, they cannot be felt.
What was discovered about the properties of the mantle that provided evidence of the driving force of plate tectonics?
The asthenosphere, which is part of the upper mantle, is not completely solid. In fact, it is much like jello, due to the heat and limited pressure. The plates of the crust rest on this floppy layer, and the instability causes them to move about. Convection currents move the magma, which then move t…he tectonic plates. (MORE)
Structural highs (e.g. mountains) are created by uplift. The uplifted rocks are commonly heavily folded and faulted as a result of uplift.
A tectonic planet is one that's forms or already has many tectonics or (plates). This means that that planet can have earthquakes, hurricanes or other disaters.
Convection, the heating and cooling of the astenosphere, a ridge push, at mid ocean ridges oceanic lithosphere slides down due to gravity, slab pull, oceanic lithosphere sinks in the astenosphere and pulls the rest of the tectonic plate with it.
if there were no tectonic plates, then the earth would be very boring. there wouldn't be any earthquakes, and there would be no volcanoes or mountains. hope this helps! Possibly no very advanced life would have emerged, since a boring landscape would give little incentive to evolution.
Convection, the heating and cooling of the astenosphere, a ridge push, at mid ocean ridges oceanic lithosphere slides down due to gravity, slab pull, oceanic lithosphere sinks in the astenosphere and pulls the rest of the tectonic plate with it. .
The chemical process of convection turns magma between the colderearth's mantle and the hotter earth's inner core. This motionslowly moves land plates which sit atop magma.
Forces generated from within the earth that result in uplift, movement, or deformation of part of the earth's crust.
A Tectonic Hazard is caused where two plates meet, these plates are platforms of rock that move on the convewction currents created by the earths core; they are known as tectonic plates. Tectonic hazards are the most obvious in the form of volcanoes and earthquakes, however they can also be other ev…ents that are linked to Earthquakes and volcanoes such as tsunamis. (MORE)
Your probably referring to the magma convection currents within the mantle. Like normal heaing and cooling convection currents, the magma ebbs & flows, keeping the tectonic plates in motion.
How might a landform created by tectonic forces look different from a land form created by a glacier?
Tectonic forces push land masses together, creating mountains. \n \nGlaciers scrape away and carve away land masses, creating valleys.
Earthquakes and Volcanoes, sometimes tsunami's when the event is offshore or close to a coast. I also think Continental drift is accountable to this as well.
The San Andreas fault is an example of a strike-slip fault. It islocated at a transform boundary, and was created when the Pacificplate and North American plate ground past one anotherhorizontally.
Convergent plate boundaries are locations where lithospheric platesare moving towards one another which causes stress on the plates.The plate collisions that occur in these areas can produceearthquakes, volcanic activity and crustal deformation.
Gravitational sliding:Plate motion is driven by the higher elevation of plates at ocean ridges. As oceanic lithosphere is formed at spreading ridges from hot mantle material it gradually cools and thickens with age (and thus distance from the ridge).
1.slab pull: a sinking oceanic plate in a subduction zone will pullother plates toward it 2. convection currents in the earth's mantle move the crustalplates on top of them 3. Magma upwelling at the surface (along mid-ocean ridges and riftvalleys)pushing older crust away
Explain how tectonic forces created the San Andreas fault zone What type of fault is typical of this fault zone?
The San Andreas fault zone is located at a transform boundary, where two plates are grinding past one another horizontally. As the rocks grind past one another, shear stress causes rock to break into a series of blocks. The blocks form a series of strike-slip faultsâthe typical fault type along… the San Andreas fault. (MORE)
Tectonic creep is the almost constant movement of certain fault blocks that allows strain energy to be released without causing major earthquakes.
Dissipation of heat from the mantel is the original source ofenergy that causes tectonic plates and continents to move.
The word tectonic comes from the Latin word " tectonicus " which means "building" in the sense of constructing something. As such antonyms would include words like demolition and destruction.
Compressional stresses create fold mountains. This process is known as orogenesis which literally means mountain building. A current example of orogenesis is the convergence or collision of the Indian plate which is being driven north into the Eurasian plate and has formed the Himalayan mountain ch…ain. (MORE)
Plain Tectonics is something like this image when the land is divided into different lands
No. Tectonic forces are from within the earth. Weathering and erosion come from the atmosphere.
The rocky mtns are products of sublimation and uplifting. The san andraes fault is all about plates shifting.
Is earthquakes a result when forces push tectonic plates along faults in earth's lithosphere true or false?
I have the same question but its false it in my course 2 science textbook. I hope this helps and i dont know what forces plates along faults in earths lithosphere sorry!
None. The Earth remains the same size because it does not lose or add material (except for meteorites, which are negligable. Tectonic forces move the -parts- of the Earth around, moving the water out of the way as needed, but nothing is added to or taken from the Earth's size.
Plate Tectonics is a destructive force because it contributes to disintegration or the earth lithosphere,however this theory explain why earthquake and volcano occur. for further answers ask question to Ygoulbourne1212@yahoo.com
No. Hurricanes are caused by atmospheric disturbances and warmocean water. Plate tectonics has to do with the movement of theEarth's crust.
Tectonic plates are plates underneath the ground we stand on that help to form the structure of the earth, when two tectonic plates colide they create terrains such as mountains. they have also been known to cause some Tsunami's.
the earth crust is like a shell. and that shell is broken up much like a puzzle. each "puzzle piece" is called a tectonic plate. a TP boundary is just the line that separates 2 TPs. much like countries
Tectonic plates are sections of the Earth's crust, which float on the mantle beneath the crust. You can see where plates end at fault lines, like the San Andreas fault line in the USA, These plates are constantly shifting, and if they collide, the shockwave can cause an earthquake and/or Tsunami
No. For one thing, the ocean currents do not match up with the movements of plates. Second, the force behind those currents is not enough to drive plate movements.
Various companies around the country use the name Tectonic. Tectonic Engineering & Surveying Consultants P.C. is a multi-disciplined engineering firm. Tectonic Theater Project is a company headquartered in New York City. Tectonic Solutions, Inc. is a software company in Kennesaw, GA.
Tectonic Plates are sections of the Earth's crust that are actuallyfloating on the surface of the semi-molten Magma.
The plates themselves do not cause forces, the forces that movetectonic plates are caused by the convection in the mantle.