- Words: 3196
- Length: 10 Pages
- Topic: Geography
- Paper #: 84231524
plate tectonics is responsible for changing continental landmasses through geological occurrences.
Thousands of years ago the earth's surface has been hypothesized as one big landmass. The Earth's surface has been constant motion. "Fragmented into giant sheets of solid rock that glide atop a layer of hotter, more pliable material, the globe's appearance is forever changing." [Cowen, 1999]. These plates are semi-rigid, floated on flow of mantle. The plates measured around