Sites; Link Sites; Other
Sites of Interest, Field
Global reconstruction of the
age of the ocean floor. For other free downloadable images click on the
globe. From NOAA.
Illustrating the plate tectonic development of the
Earth over the past 1100 million years. With animations to be downloaded
plus other images.
GPS Time Series
GPS data, localities and estimated velocities, with Californian and Global
maps showing the actual rates and directions of plate movement. The global
map a 'must view' for all geologists.
Tectonics: Geological Aspects
Excellent lecture text on the geological aspects such as the mineralogy
of the mantle and the nature of the Moho.
Tectonics *** (4)
Excellent educational site with simple explanatory images, fun activity
the Move ***
Plate tectonics explained on a simple step-by-step basis. Good site for
a first introduction to the subject. From Nova Online.
The Expanding Earth
Provides a detailed explanation of an alternative hypothesis to plate
of the Earth
The basics of plate tectonics explained for younger students. Includes
Formation of Pangea
Lecture text describing the making of a supercontinent.
Around the Earth
Guide to direction and rate of plate motion worldwide.
ABC's of Plate Tectonics *** (10)
A series of basic lessons on Plate Tectonics.
The story of the author of one of the most important and far ranging geological
theory of all time.
of Ocean Basins *** (12)
Reviews the contribution of Henry Hess (1962) and the (then) embryonic
theory of plate tectonics.
to Convection *** (13)
Text, images and animations illustrating convection, the driving force
behind plate tectonics.
Dynamic Planet ***
Major map of Earth's physiographic features, motion of plates, locations
of volcanoes & earthquakes to download from the U.S.G.S..
A U.S.G.S. article describing the most visible creation of plate tectonic
Excellent teachers guide.
Boundary Structure... ** (17)
A new model of the structure of the San Andreas Fault.
Seafloor topography courtesy
Tectonics *** (18)
Includes images of active tectonics with mainly links.
Other sites of interest
Plate Motion Calculator *** (19)
Insert the fixed and moving plate names plus the location and get an answer!
& Plate Tectonics ** (20)
Imaginative lesson teaching the basics.
The Ground Beneath
A basic educational text on plate tectonics.
to Build a Model... **
How to build a model illustrating seafloor spreading and subduction courtesy
of the USGS.
Worldwide Field Evidence
Cretaceous-Paleogene basins of northeast
Africa and Middle East - processes controlling their evolution
paleogeography and paleotectonics
Dead Sea transform Fault
the Dead Sea Transform Fault
plate collision, Displacements and Strain in the India-Eurasia Plate
The Formation of the Himalayas
Topography, Tectonics, Climate & Erosion in
Bodega Head, San Andreas fault, Proof of plate tectonics with photos.
Channel islands, Another example of faulting and plate tectonics.
Hollister, Calaveras fault, south of San Francisco Bay area, plate tectonics.
Monterey Bay, Natural Bridges, Loma Prieta, Marine geology, earthquakes
and the San Andreas Fault.
San Andreas Fault Zone, Exposed at Palmdale
Virtual Field Trip: San Andreas Fault and Hayward Fault, San Francisco
Sonoma County, Shell Beach, example of subduction zone.
Smith River. A Virtual Trip Through The Josephine Ophiolite
Fidalgo Island, just west of Mount Vernon, Ophiolite sequence