Plate Tectonics
Plate Tectonics

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Plate Tectonics

2.3.2 Plate tectonics

The combination of evidence for continental drift with the increasing evidence in favour of sea-floor spreading finally led to the development of plate tectonics (Box 1). Ideas developed in the 1960s and 70s have survived largely unaltered to the present day, albeit modified by more sophisticated data and modelling methods.

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