Translation of plate tectonics in Spanish:

plate tectonics

tectónica de placas, n.

plural noun

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    tectónica de placas feminine
    • In any case, many of Wegener's ideas clearly served as the catalyst and framework for the development of the theory of plate tectonics three decades later.
    • The scientists working on this project say the discovery could change theories on plate tectonics dramatically.
    • Moreover, holistic method has proved useful in the hard sciences, for example in the geological theory of plate tectonics.
    • The theory of plate tectonics holds that the entire crust of the earth is broken into six large pieces and many smaller ones.
    • He covers the modern history of the science of plate tectonics, explaining why Indonesia has so many volcanoes and earthquakes.
    • In the early 1960s, the emergence of the theory of plate tectonics started a revolution in the earth sciences.
    • In the 1960s a conceptual revolution, the theory of plate tectonics, changed the way earth scientists thought.
    • I need to devote a whole article to plate tectonics to explain this more clearly, but for now, I will try to explain this in simple terms to illustrate the concept.
    • Must we reject the theory of plate tectonics because the movement of the earth's crust cannot be reproduced?
    • Not only is everything evidence for plate tectonics, but plate tectonics explains everything!
    • Like a miniature version of Earth's plate tectonics, thin slabs of basalt crust jostle about, driven by the heat below.
    • Scientists were surprised by this finding because andesites on Earth are typically created by processes associated with plate tectonics.
    • The discovery of Earth's stripes, in the 1960s, led geologists to accept the theory of plate tectonics.
    • The surface of Venus appears to be dominated by volcanic hot spots rather than spreading and subduction associated with plate tectonics.
    • In plate tectonics, fragments of crust move independently along the surface of the viscous mantle.
    • Not surprisingly, the Earth's internal structure influences plate tectonics.
    • On the modern Earth, plate tectonics assembles and destroys continents.
    • Although the concept is fatally flawed, the idea of a dynamic Earth helped usher in the concept of plate tectonics.
    • Even though the theory of plate tectonics is now widely accepted by the scientific community, aspects of the theory are still being debated today.
    • He was instrumental in conducting research that led to the development of crustal-plate motion concepts and the theory of plate tectonics.