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Bending thoughts about Hawaiian chain part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article, published in Geotimes in 2003, summarizes controversial results from Ocean Drilling Program Leg 197 suggesting that the bend in the Hawaiian-Emperor seamount/island chain may be the ...

Cooling of the Oceanic Lithosphere and Ocean Floor Topography part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 16-page PDF from David Sandwell tackles the lithospheric cooling problem. The author uses math, maps and the fourier approach to explain heat conduction, mantle convection, thermal boundary ...

Mantle Convection Movies On-Line at Caltech part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Caltech website contains movies and animations about mantle convection, along with brief summaries of the science behind it. Topics covered include supercontinents, superplumes, Australia, ...

United States Geological Survey, Earthquake Hazards Program: Earthquake Research part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site describes the research activities of the Earthquake Hazards Program (EHP) of the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The activities include: borehole geophysics and rock mechanics, ...

Geologic History of the San Andreas Fault System part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This page from the USGS resource This Dynamic Earth (online edition) describes the evolution of the western coast of North America. A series of block diagrams shows how the subduction zone along the ...

The Farallon Plate part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In this animation from NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio, the Farallon Plate sinks beneath North American Plate and scrapes along bottom of continent for 1,500 kilometers before sinking again.

Late Jurassic Tectonics and Paleogeography (145 Ma) part of SERC Web Resource Collection

These side-by-side images from Northern Arizona University show tectonic conditions of Western margin of North America alongside a paleotopography map.

Plate Tectonics and the Evolution of Central America and the Caribbean part of SERC Web Resource Collection

A series of illustrations with explanatory text from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay showing the tectonic evolution of Central America and the Caribbean region from 170 Ma to present.

Cenozoic to Recent plate configurations in the Pacific Basin: Ridge subduction and slab window magmatism in western North America part of SERC Web Resource Collection

These are figures show in an article from Geosphere by Madsen et al. Several of the figures show hypothetical reconstructions of the tectonic evolution in the area of the plate margin on the west ...

Tectonic Evolution of Western North America part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This narrative set of cartoons illustrate a hypothesized sequence of events in Western North America's recent geologic history beginning at 30 Ma. Each cartoon is accompanied by explanatory text to ...

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