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Plate Tectonic Theory
This is the web site for a Plate Tectonics Theory class at The University of Nevada, Reno. The home page/syllabus contains links to several of the topics covered in the course. The topics with web based lecture materials are earthquake seismology, structure of the Earth, composition of the Earth, lithospheric deformation, the plate tectonics paradigm, and the driving mechanisms of plate tectonics.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Tutorial
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Geophysics
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and Other Restrictions Information is Unknown
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-000-249
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Dr John N Louie
The University of Nevada, Reno, Mackay School of Mines, Department of Geological Sciences, Seismological Laboratory