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Hotspot Lesson: Plate Velocities - Introductory Lesson
File Name w01.d02.783.hotspots.ppt
Data Type presentation
Computer Program Microsoft PowerPoint 2003
File Size 18.87 MB - 1 file
Expert Level High School (Grade 9-12)
Contributor ERESE Database Team
Source Jamie A. Russell
Resource Matrix The Formation of Seamounts
This lesson defines hotspot volcanoes and the major contributor to the theory. It also discusses the importance of the hotspot theory and how hotspot island and seamount chains can be used to determine absolute plate motion. The goal of this lesson is for students to gain an understanding of hotspots and their useful applications in geosciences. Lesson duration: Approximately 35 minutes.
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