Plate boundaries, Stress and Lithospheric Deformation.

Table of Contents

Title, and Aims Slide001

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Plate Boundaries,
Earth's Topography and
Gradient in Crustal Thickness

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Topography at Convergent Plate Boundaries

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Topography at Divergent Plate Boundaries

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Topography at Transform Plate Boundaries

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The case of the Basin and Range (US)

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Stress and Strain

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Stresses at Plate Boundaries and Tectonic Regimes

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Tectonic Forces

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Quiz and Answers

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Author: Patrice F. Rey 

Email: prey@es.usyd.edu.au

Home Page: http://www.es.usyd.edu.au/geology/people/staff/prey
 

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Same Readings as Lecture 1:  

From: Earth's Dynamic Systems, 6th edition, W.K. Hamblin, Maxwell Macmillan Ch.1-Planet Earth:  The major structural units of earth 
Ch.3-The Tectonic System 
Ch.18-Plate Tectonics 
Ch.19-Earths seismicity: 
Earthquakes and Plate Tectonics 
Ch.20- Volcanism: 
Ch.21Evolution of oceans: 
Sea floor morphology 
Composition and structure of the oceanic crust 

From: Geology: An Introduction to Physicsal Geology, S. Chernicoff and
R. Venkatakrishnan, Worth Publishers 
Ch.1- A first look at planet Earth 
Ch.11-Geophysical properties of planet Earth 
Ch.12-Plate Tectonics: Creating oceans and continents 

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http://129.7.49.48/FMPro 
http://pubs.usgs.gov/publications/text/dynamic.html 
http://geology.wr.usgs.gov/docs/parks/project/home.html 
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/savageearth/index.html 
http://www.uh.edu/%7Ejbutler/physical/chapter19.html 
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/everest/earth/birth.html 
http://geo.lsa.umich.edu/~crlb/COURSES/270/gs270.html