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  • 1. Continental Drift Theory Kory Staskiewicz
  • 2. Aflred Wegener
    • November, 1 1880 in Berlin.
    • He was a German Scientist.
    • He is most known for his theory of continental drift.
    • He was unable to prove his theory.
    • He died November, 2 1930.
  • 3. Continental Drift Theory
    • Pangaea broke up and the contents started to move to there spot the are now.
  • 4. Continental Drift Theory Evidence
    • Fossils- There were Lystrosaurus fossils. In Antarctica. They can’t serve cold weather.
    • Climate- The climate in Antarctica is to cold to have a Glossopteris to be growing there because it’s a tropic plant.
    • Landforms- There are mt. that line up and will go together.
  • 5. Harry Hess
    • He was born on May,24 1906.
    • He was a navy officer in WWll.
    • He was a Geologist.
    • He is one "founding fathers" of the theory of plate tectonics.
    • He died August, 25 1969.
  • 6. Sea Floor Spreading
    • It’s when a under water volcano erupts and spreads apart.
  • 7. Sea Floor Spreading Evidence
    • They used sonar to map ocean floor.
  • 8. Other Definitions
    • Subduction-the process by which oceanic crust sinks beneath a beneath an ocean trench.
    • Mid-Ocean Ridge- an under water mt. range.
    • Sonar- a device used to detached movement.