Posts Tagged ‘plate tectonics’

WFS News: Did the transition to plate tectonics cause Neoproterozoic Snowball Earth?

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev  Did the transition to plate tectonics cause Neoproterozoic Snowball Earth? Citation: Stern RJ, Miller NR. Did the transition to plate tectonics cause Neoproterozoic Snowball Earth? Terra Nova. 2018;30:87–94. https://doi.org/10.1111/ter.12321 When Earth’s tectonic style transitioned from stagnant lid (single plate) to the modern episode of plate tectonics is important but unresolved, and all lines of […]

Heat from earth’s core could be underlying force in plate tectonics

@ WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev For decades, scientists have theorized that the movement of Earth’s tectonic plates is driven largely by negative buoyancy created as they cool. New research, however, shows plate dynamics are driven significantly by the additional force of heat drawn from the Earth’s core. The new findings also challenge […]

Plate tectonics cannot explain dynamics of Earth and crust formation more than three billion years ago

The current theory of continental drift provides a good model for understanding terrestrial processes through history. However, while plate tectonics is able to successfully shed light on processes up to 3 billion years ago, the theory isn’t sufficient in explaining the dynamics of Earth and crust formation before that point and through to the earliest […]

WFS News: Earth’s mantle appears to have a driving role in plate tectonics

Deep down below us is a tug of war moving at less than the speed of growing fingernails. Keeping your balance is not a concern, but how the movement happens has been debated among geologists. New findings from under the Pacific Northwest Coast by University of Oregon and University of Washington scientists now suggest a […]