Dynamic Planet B/C

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby knottingpurple » April 10th, 2018, 1:06 pm

Pettywap wrote:
RyanMist wrote:Question:
What scientist proposed continental drift?

Alfred Wegener


What about Frank Bursley Taylor?
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » April 10th, 2018, 1:10 pm

To be fair, it was independently discovered by both, so both answers are fair game.

Oof, Leibniz and Newton all over again.

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby knottingpurple » April 10th, 2018, 1:14 pm

UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:To be fair, it was independently discovered by both, so both answers are fair game.

Oof, Leibniz and Newton all over again.


It does bother me, though, when answer keys to tests only list the more widely known one - it risks taking off points for the few students who might have added another answer from having done more research.
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby Pettywap » April 11th, 2018, 8:58 am

I guess I'm partially wrong then.

Who wrote “History of Ocean Basins” in 1962?
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby Tailsfan101 » April 11th, 2018, 9:44 am

Pettywap wrote:Who wrote “History of Ocean Basins” in 1962?

Harry Hess
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby Pettywap » April 11th, 2018, 1:32 pm

Tailsfan101 wrote:
Pettywap wrote:Who wrote “History of Ocean Basins” in 1962?

Harry Hess

correct! your turn
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby Tailsfan101 » April 11th, 2018, 2:03 pm

1. The San Andreas fault borders which two plates?
2. How thick, on average, are oceanic and continental crust?
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby pb5754[] » April 11th, 2018, 2:21 pm

Tailsfan101 wrote:1. The San Andreas fault borders which two plates?
2. How thick, on average, are oceanic and continental crust?


1. North American Plate and the Pacific Plate.
2. Continental: 25-70 km
Oceanic: 3-5 km

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby Tailsfan101 » April 11th, 2018, 3:56 pm

pb5754[] wrote:
Tailsfan101 wrote:1. The San Andreas fault borders which two plates?
2. How thick, on average, are oceanic and continental crust?


1. North American Plate and the Pacific Plate.
2. Continental: 25-70 km
Oceanic: 3-5 km

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » April 22nd, 2018, 2:12 pm

Ok..

What type of fault is the San Andreas fault?

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby Pettywap » April 22nd, 2018, 2:35 pm

UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:Ok..

What type of fault is the San Andreas fault?

Strike-slip fault
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » April 22nd, 2018, 2:39 pm

Pettywap wrote:
UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F wrote:Ok..

What type of fault is the San Andreas fault?

Strike-slip fault

Yep, your turn (dextral strike-slip fault to be precise)

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby Pettywap » April 22nd, 2018, 2:44 pm

What is the spreading rate of the Mid-Ocean Ridge in cm (roughly)?
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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby pb5754[] » April 22nd, 2018, 2:45 pm

Pettywap wrote:What is the spreading rate of the Mid-Ocean Ridge in cm (roughly)?

I am assuming you mean the Mid-Atlantic Ridge... 2.5 cm/year

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Re: Dynamic Planet B/C

Postby Pettywap » April 22nd, 2018, 2:46 pm

pb5754[] wrote:
Pettywap wrote:What is the spreading rate of the Mid-Ocean Ridge in cm (roughly)?

I am assuming you mean the Mid-Atlantic Ridge... 2.5 cm/year

Rip yeah I mistyped and you're correct
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