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Title Comment Keywords
Theory of Plate Tectonics 01:29 - 02:15 (00:46) / 0.5 MB "James Sadd", "plate tectonics", crust, continent, mantle, collision, "ocean basin", orogeny, mountain, volcano, eruption, earthquake, landform
Movement of Continents 06:33 - 07:13 (00:40) / 0.4 MB "Gary Ernst", "Alfred Wegener", "continental drift", continent, "ocean basin", mountain, orogeny, crust
Plate Dynamics 30 minutes / n.a. "plate tectonics", plate, volcano, mantle, convection, subduction, crust, continent, "oceanic crust", orogeny, mountain, earthquake, "convergent plate margin", "hot spot"
Plate Boundaries 01:04 - 02:38 (01:34) / 0.8 MB "James Sadd", collision, valley, mountain, plate, crust, continent, "plate margin", earthquake, volcano, "deep-sea trench", "San Andreas Fault", California, "North American Plate", "Pacific Plate", orogeny, "geologic hazard", oil, "mineral resource", landscape, mechanism
Sea Floor Spreading 04:35 - 05:33 (00:58) / 0.5 MB "plate tectonics", "oceanic crust", crust, magma, volcano, "divergent plate", "mid-oceanic ridge", rift, "sea floor spreading", plate, topography, orogeny, collision, "deep-sea trench", subduction
Continent-Continent Convergence Zone 06:37 - 07:15 (00:38) / 0.5 MB "Jason Saleeby", "plate tectonics", "ocean basin", collision, subduction, "oceanic crust", plate, continent, mountain, orogeny, "Himalaya Mountains", Alps
Earthquakes At Convergent Boundaries 09:05 - 09:26 (00:21) / 0.4 MB earthquake, "convergent plate", "divergent plate", subduction, stress, plate, collision, crust, orogeny, mountain, fold, Andes, "continental margin"
Large Mountain Ranges and Plateaus 09:26 - 09:45 (00:19) / 0.2 MB mountain, plateau, orogeny, "plate tectonics", continent, subduction, "sea floor", volcano, collision
Conclusion 25:55 - 26:53 (00:58) / 0.6 MB "James Sadd", "plate tectonics", modeling, theory, earthquake, volcano, mountain, orogeny, "sea floor spreading", mechanism, plate, "North American Continent", "Pacific Ocean", Rockies, "Alfred Wegener", "continental drift"
Mountain Building and the Growth of Continents 30 minutes / n.a. orogeny, mountain, continent, erosion, crust, mantle, uplift, subduction, sediment, "metamorphic rock", craton, collision, "sedimentary rock", "ocean basin", lithosphere, "igneous rock", accretion
Introduction 00:40 - 01:49 (01:09) / 1.3 MB introduction, mountain, orogeny, crust, uplift, erosion, fault, volcano, plate, "James Sadd"
Growth of the North America Craton 06:41 - 07:49 (01:08) / 1.2 MB "Superior Province", "Grenville Province", "Churchill Hudsonian Province", "Central Province", "North American Continent", orogeny, craton, "ocean basin", continent, mountain
Mountains Rose from the Seas mountains, 07:49 - 08:41 (00:52) / 1.1 MB sedimentation, "sedimentary rock", "sea floor", "James Hutton", "J. Lawford Anderson", sediment, orogeny
Nature Recycles Materials 08:41 - 09:29 (00:48) / 0.8 MB "James Hutton", sediment, mountain, "sea floor", uplift, erosion, "plate tectonics", orogeny
Orogeny at the Edge of Continents 09:29 - 10:36 (01:07) / 1.3 MB sediment, orogeny, lithosphere, continent, "convergent plate", pressure, subduction, volcano, "island arc", "continental margin", trench, uplift, heat, melting, "metamorphic rock", crust, "igneous rock", granite
Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks 10:36 - 11:12 (00:36) / 0.4 MB mountain, "metamorphic rock", "igneous rock", orogeny, sediment, fold, melting, "granitic rock", magma, mantle, basalt, crust, "Jason Saleeby"
The Rock Cycle 11:12 - 11:57 (00:45) / 1.1 MB sediment, continent, magma, mantle, subduction, "sea floor", volcanism, "sedimentary rock", "metamorphic rock", "igneous rock", "rock cycle", crust, erosion, orogeny
Composition of the Ocean Crust 11:57 - 12:43 (00:46) / 0.9 MB crust, magmatism, mantle, basalt, "igneous rock", metamorphism, sedimentation, deformation, melting, mountain, orogeny, deposition, basin, "proto-ocean crust", granite, "Jason Saleeby"
Concentric Growth of North America 12:43 - 13:27 (00:44) / 0.6 MB mountain, orogeny, continent, "radiometric age dating", "North American Continent", "Appalachian Mountains", "Sierra Nevada", "Cascade Range", accretion, "James Sadd"
Subduction and Accretion 13:27 - 14:37 (01:10) / 1.4 MB subduction, accretion, mountain, orogeny, lithosphere, India, Asia, "ocean basin", collision, "sedimentary rock", "metamorphic rock", "igneous rock", "convergent plate margin", Madagascar, Fiji
When Mountain Building Ends 18:25 - 19:36 (01:11) / 0.9 MB mountain, orogeny, "convergent plate margin", subduction, craton, fault, volcanism, erosion, uplift, "Gary Ernst"
Mountains Have Thick Crustal Roots 19:36 - 21:07 (01:31) / 1.7 MB "Eastern North America", "Appalachian Mountains", collision, erosion, mountain, orogeny, uplift, gravity, "Himalaya Mountains", crust, mantle, "convergent plate", compression, isostasy, "G. B. Airy"
The Rising Crust 21:07 - 22:10 (01:03) / 1.0 MB mountain, orogeny, erosion, uplift, mantle, crust, topography, isostasy
Isostatic Equilibrium 22:10 - 23:35 (01:25) / 1.3 MB isostasy, crust, gravity, mountain, orogeny, uplift, erosion, mantle, craton, "Jason Saleeby"
Mountains Mark the Growth of Continents 24:36 - 25:14 (00:38) / 0.9 MB mountain, continent, mantle, erosion, orogeny, isostasy, "plate tectonics", gravity
Dance of the Continents 25:14 - 26:48 (01:34) / 1.2 MB mountain, orogeny, continent, "oceanic crust", collision, subduction, "convergent plate margin", orogeny, erosion, "convergent plate", supercontinent, Alaska, "sea floor spreading", "strike-slip fault", "North American Continent", "Mediterranean Sea", "ocean basin", Africa, Europe, volcano, earthquake, "James Sadd"
Dance of the Continents 25:14 - 26:48 (01:34) / 1.2 MB mountain, orogeny, continent, "oceanic crust", collision, subduction, "convergent plate margin", orogeny, erosion, "convergent plate", supercontinent, Alaska, "sea floor spreading", "strike-slip fault", "North American Continent", "Mediterranean Sea", "ocean basin", Africa, Europe, volcano, earthquake, "James Sadd"
Causes of Earthquakes 02:10 - 03:26 (01:16) / 1.7 MB "radioactive decay", heat, energy, plate, friction, lithosphere, earthquake, mountain, orogeny, uplift, erosion, river, water, flora, fauna
Age of the Earth 01:42 - 02:51 (01:09) / 1.5 MB "geologic time", "James Sadd", "geologic age", orogeny, mountain, "ocean basin", rift, continent
Weathering 01:55 - 03:00 (01:05) / 1.8 MB "James Sadd", rock, "sea floor", uplift, orogeny, regression, "environment of formation", "Earth's surface", weathering, polar, tropic, granite, mineral
Mass Wasting 02:02 - 03:25 (01:23) / 2.3 MB "James Sadd", "geologic hazard", "mass wasting", Armero, gravity, mountain, slope, landslide, boulder, road, landform, "Earth's surface", "sea floor", "plate tectonics", orogeny, landscape
Conclusion 25:34 - 26:56 (01:22) / 1.2 MB "James Sadd", "sedimentary rock", "clastic sediment", "Grand Canyon", "Colorado River", sand, mud, "volcanic ash", "lava flow", "ocean basin", deformation, mountain, orogeny, "Mazatzal Mountains", erosion, uplift, limestone, shale, "sea level rise", flood, volcanism, deposition, unconformity, ocean, preservation
Metamorphism 01:17 - 02:29 (01:12) / 1.3 MB "James Sadd", mountain, "plate tectonics", lithosphere, deformation, energy, orogeny, collision, crust, magma, fault, heat, pressure, metamorphism, mineral, composition, "radiometric age", atom, recrystallization, time
Migrating Fluids 12:11 - 12:46 (00:35) / 1.1 MB "metamorphic rock", temperature, magma, orogeny, crust, intrusion, "migrating fluid", "chemical reaction", protolith, pressure
Garnet Growth Rates 22:34 - 23:33 (00:59) / 1.4 MB "John Rosenfeld", metamorphism, "United States", "snowball garnet", orogeny, "Appalachian Mountains", "rubidium isotope decay", geologist, crystal, Vermont, "geologic time", humans, tree
Snowball Garnets 25:07 - 25:25 (00:18) / 0.6 MB "snowball garnet", geologist, crystalline, collision, orogeny, "geologic time", "plate tectonics"
Past Deserts 07:38 - 08:29 (00:51) / 1.6 MB "Southwestern United States", desert, "fossil dune", "Grand Canyon", sandstone, "Zion National Park", "cross-bedding", oxidation, iron, "dry land", plant, animal, fossil, forest, "geologic time", "plate tectonics", orogeny, mountain, "rain shadow"
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