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What Dives #PlateTectonics? | new #animation #video by @IRIS_EPO

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Lithospheric plates are part of a planetary scale thermal convection system. The energy source for plate tectonics is Earth’s internal heat while the forces moving the plates are the “ridge push” and “slab pull” gravity forces. (6:53 video)

Marie Tharp: Uncovering the Secrets of the Ocean Floor - with Helen Czerski | The Royal Institution

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 Continental drift is common knowledge now, but when the idea was first proposed it was revolutionary. Helen Czerski tells the story of how the maps of one of history's finest cartographers shifted our view of the planet (4:32 video). 

In 250 million years Earth might only have one continent | @BBCEarth | #geology #tectonics

This BBC article covers all about the development of plate tectonics. The article interviews Scotese and includes two of his video animations, future plate motions & Pangea Proxima and from 750 Ma to present. The article reviews the work of Wegener, Tharp, Hess along with a review of fossil evidence and concludes with current investigations, including other planets.

#SOSx Lite | @NOAA_SOS | free introductory flat screen version of NOAA's Science on a Sphere datasets

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Science on a Sphere Explorer

SOS Lite

A new, free classroom tool is available from the inventors of NOAA's Science on a Sphere, SOS Explorer Lite. SOSx Lite is a Windows/Mac desktop application that offers 16 datasets and three educational tours that weave together datasets to better understand the science behind the datasets. Classroom lesson plans and supporting educational materials are available. System requirements are listed and download links are provided.

SOS desktop