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Title Comment Keywords
Geology of Death Valley National Park n.a. / n.a. Death Valley, plate tectonics, rock, mineral, geologic time, geologic map, desert
USGS Geology in the Parks n.a. / n.a. geologic map, plate tectonics, rock, mineral, geologic time, glossary, education, geologic province, sand dune, cave, glacier, coast, Mojave, Sunset Crater, Lake Mead, Lassen, North Cascades, Joshua Tree, Devils Postpile, Death Valley, Yosemite
North Cascades National Park Geology n.a. / n.a. North Cascades, plate tectonics, rock, mineral, geologic time, geologic map, climate, rain, snow
Plate Tectonics n.a. / n.a. plate tectonics, crust, mantle, core, plate, plate boundary, divergent plate boundary, convergent plate boundary, transform plate boundary, lithosphere, asthenosphere, earthquake, subduction zone
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument n.a. / n.a. Sunset Crater, volcano, cinder cone, lava, seismology, volcanology, plate tectonics, rock, mineral, geologic time, geologic map, earthquake, seismogram
This Dynamic Earth: the Story of Plate Tectonics (online edition) n.a. / n.a. plate tectonics
Plate Tectonics Animations n.a. / n.a. plate tectonics, animation, mid-ocean ridge, compaction, oil migration, seismic reflection, hydrocarbon
Savage Earth n.a. / n.a. hazard, earthquake, volcano, plate tectonics
The Rise of Plate Tectonics 05:15 - 05:53 (00:38) / 0.8 MB "James Sadd", "plate tectonics"
The Restless Planet 30 minutes / n.a. atmosphere, planet, volcano, "plate tectonics", ocean, mantle, life, convection
Origin of "Tectonic" 22:32 - 22:45 (00:13) / 0.4 MB "tectonic stress", "word origin", "tectonic activity", "plate tectonics"
Plate Tectonic Theory 22:45 - 23:40 (00:55) / 1.6 MB "James Sadd", "plate tectonics", atom, chemistry, "quantum mechanics", physics, gene, DNA, biology
Plates and Lava Lakes 23:40 - 24:25 (00:45) / 1.1 MB "plate tectonics", plate, mantle, convection, "lava lake"
Early Earth was Vigorously Convecting 24:25 - 25:45 (01:20) / 2.5 MB convection, "lava lake", Hawaii, "plate tectonics", "David Stevenson"
Conclusion 25:45 - 26:25 (00:40) / 1.0 MB "James Sadd", "plate tectonics"
The Birth of a Theory 30 minutes / n.a. "Alfred Wegener", "plate tectonics", "mid-oceanic ridge", "continental drift", "sea floor spreading", mountain, continent, crust, paleomagnetism, "ocean basin", "magnetic field"
Introduction to Plate Tectonics 00:40 - 01:29 (00:49) / 0.6 MB introduction, "James Sadd", "Solar System", Earth, planet, earthquake, ocean, volcano, glaciation, "plate tectonics", landform
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
Early Investigations of Coastlines 02:15 - 02:46 (00:31) / 0.7 MB "plate tectonics", Europe, "Atlantic Ocean", Africa, "South America"
Plate Tectonics 20:30 - 20:57 (00:27) / 0.2 MB "plate tectonics", "mid-oceanic ridge", subduction, fault, plate, "Donald MacKenzie", "Robert Palmer", Earth
Scientific Method In Action 20:57 - 21:58 (01:01) / 0.5 MB "Gary Ernst", "plate tectonics", "scientific method", mountain, volcanism, "continental margin"
Significance of Plate Tectonic Theory 21:58 - 22:40 (00:42) / 0.4 MB "Robert Douglas", "plate tectonics", evolution, theory, crust
There Are Skeptics To Every Theory 22:40 - 23:42 (01:02) / 0.6 MB "Gary Ernst", "plate tectonics", theory, "Apollo Mission", Moon
Mechanisms of Plate Tectonics 23:42 - 25:06 (01:24) / 0.8 MB "Jason Saleeby", "plate tectonics", mechanism, "Alfred Wegener", convection, Earth, crust, plate, mantle, process, mountain, basin
Plate Tectonics Revolution 25:06 - 25:47 (00:41) / 0.5 MB "Robert Douglas", "plate tectonics", Earth, geology, theory, "environmental system"
Conclusion 25:47 - 26:59 (01:12) / 0.8 MB "James Sadd", "sea floor spreading", "plate tectonics", "global model", "crustal dynamics", "Theory of Plate Tectonics", theory, geology, earthquake, volcanism, mountain, "ocean basin", plate, Earth, mechanism, mantle, geologist
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"
Plates Contain Both Continental and Oceanic Crust 02:38 - 02:59 (00:21) / 0.1 MB "plate tectonics", plate, continent, "ocean basin", microplate, crust
Rift Zone 02:59 - 04:01 (01:02) / 1.4 MB "plate tectonics", "convergent plate margin", Iceland, "mid-Atlantic ridge", "mid-oceanic ridge", rift, landscape, earthquake, geyser, "hot spring", crust, "lava flow", "volcanic ash", basalt, fissure, volcano, plate, magma, "divergent plate"
Rifts Split Continents 04:01 - 04:35 (00:34) / 0.3 MB Africa, continent, rift, "divergent plate", landscape, crust, "Saudi Arabia", "Red Sea", valley, "Gulf of Aden", ocean, "Atlantic Ocean", "plate tectonics"
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
Ocean-Ocean Convergence Zone 05:33 - 06:10 (00:37) / 0.4 MB "Jason Saleeby", "plate tectonics", "convergent plate", crust, "ocean-ocean convergence zone", "Mariana Trench", "volcanic chain", "lava flow", basalt, "oceanic crust", "continental crust", subduction, volcano, eruption
Ocean-Continent Convergence Zone 06:10 - 06:37 (00:27) / 0.3 MB "Jason Saleeby", "plate tectonics", "oceanic crust", "continental crust", plate, subduction, Andes, "South America", "Pacific Plate", continent, andesite, rhyolite, "volcanic chain", volcano, "granitic rock", eruption
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
Subduction Zone 07:15 - 07:45 (00:30) / 0.3 MB "plate tectonics", "convergent plate", "oceanic crust", "continental crust", subduction, plate, mantle, convection, mechanism
Island Arc System 07:45 - 08:41 (00:56) / 0.4 MB "plate tectonics", plate, subduction, trench, earthquake, mantle, crust, basalt, "oceanic crust", pressure, magma, andesite, eruption, "volcanic chain", island, "island arc"
Continental Margin Subduction 08:41 - 09:05 (00:24) / 0.3 MB "plate tectonics", subduction, "continental margin", continent, andesite, "volcanic chain", volcano, landscape, eruption, "divergent plate", magma, gas, basalt, viscosity
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
Transform Faults 09:45 - 10:57 (01:12) / 1.2 MB "Jason Saleeby", "plate tectonics", plate, "transform fault", "ocean basin", continent, "continental crust", "San Andreas Fault", "Gulf of California", "Juan de Fuca Spreading System", California, "Cape Mendocino", fault, "oceanic crust"
Convection in the Mantle 10:57 - 12:14 (01:17) / 1.1 MB "James Sadd", geologist, "plate tectonics", mechanism, theory, crust, mantle, lithosphere, plate, asthenosphere, heat, convection
Convention Analogy 12:14 - 12:44 (00:30) / 0.2 MB convection, "plate tectonics", heat, mantle
Gravity Drives Convection 12:44 - 13:14 (00:30) / 0.4 MB convection, gravity, "plate tectonics", viscosity, mantle
Deformation of Rocks 13:14 - 14:50 (01:36) / 0.9 MB "Scott Paterson", deformation, strain, rock, "distortion rate", fracture, stress, fold, flow, mantle, temperature, "geologic time", "plate tectonics"
Heat Within the Earth 14:50 - 15:32 (00:42) / 0.4 MB "Jason Saleeby", rock, flow, convection, mantle, heat, "radioactive decay", "plate tectonics", element, uranium, thorium, potassium
Convection In Plate Motion 15:32 - 16:10 (00:38) / 0.4 MB "plate tectonics", convection, plate, theory, "mid-oceanic ridge", gravity, geologist
Push and Pull of Plates 16:10 - 17:34 (01:24) / 0.7 MB "Gary Ernst", lithosphere, "plate tectonics", trench, "mid-oceanic ridge", modeling, asthenosphere, plate
Depth of Convection 17:34 - 18:18 (00:44) / 0.4 MB mantle, convection, "single convection cell", "sea floor spreading", modeling, "boundary layer", theory, seismic, "plate tectonics", depth
Upper and Lower Mantle 18:18 - 19:53 (01:35) / 1.0 MB "Don L. Anderson", mantle, plate, subduction, "Pacific Ocean", earthquake, depth, seismic, convection, viscosity, "mid-oceanic ridge", basalt, lithosphere, "plate tectonics"
Hot Spots 21:20 - 22:09 (00:49) / 0.5 MB plate, "plate tectonics", convection, mantle, rock, lithosphere, "mantle plume", atmosphere, "hot spot", volcano
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"
The Earth at Work n.a. / n.a. crust, plate tectonics
The Ring of Fire n.a. / n.a. Ring of Fire, hazard, volcano, earthquake, Mount St. Helens, plate tectonics
What Causes Mountains To Grow 01:49 - 02:12 (00:23) / 0.3 MB "plate tectonics", "convergent plate margin", mountain
Nature Recycles Materials 08:41 - 09:29 (00:48) / 0.8 MB "James Hutton", sediment, mountain, "sea floor", uplift, erosion, "plate tectonics", orogeny
Mountains Mark the Growth of Continents 24:36 - 25:14 (00:38) / 0.9 MB mountain, continent, mantle, erosion, orogeny, isostasy, "plate tectonics", gravity
Earth: All Stressed Out n.a. / n.a. plate tectonics, hazard, earthquake
plate tectonics n.a. / n.a. "plate tectonics", "transform fault"
Oceans Preserve Fossils 03:02 - 03:55 (00:53) / 1.4 MB "Dee Trent", fossil, erosion, "plate tectonics", "sedimentary rock", "terrestrial life", vertebrate, weathering, predation, scavenging
How Geologists Use Minerals 03:48 - 05:04 (01:16) / 1.4 MB "J. Lawford Anderson", mineral, geologist, geochronologist, "geologic age", rock, "radioactive element", "sedimentary petrologist", stratigrapher, sediment, "sedimentary rock", mountain, erosion, deformation, "igneous petrologist", "metamorphic petrologist", pressure, temperature, crystallization, magma, metamorphism, "plate tectonics", "structural geologist", magnetism, plate, "plate motion"
Volcanism 30 minutes / n.a. volcano, eruption, magma, lava, vent, "volcanic ash", temperature, gas, viscosity, "shield volcano", pumice, dome, "composite volcano", "plate tectonics"
Volcanoes Far From Plate Margins 11:51 - 13:20 (01:29) / 2.7 MB "Richard Hazlett", "Robert Tilling", volcano, "convergent plate margin", "divergent plate margin", "oceanic hot spot", desert, California, subduction, "cinder cone", crust, tension, fracture, "plate tectonics", pressure, magma, eruption
Intrusive Igneous Rocks 30 minutes / n.a. magma, igneous, crystal, crust, granite, basalt, plutonic, volcano, intrusion, pluton, mineral, felsic, andesite, "plate tectonics"
Oceanic and Continental Magmas 13:49 - 14:51 (01:02) / 1.0 MB magma, "plate tectonics", "sea floor", iron, magnesium, basalt, "Bowen's Reaction Series", subduction, silica, andesite, "South America", ocean, ridge, "Dee Trent"
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
Metamorphic Rocks 30 minutes / n.a. metamorphism, temperature, pressure, "metamorphic rock", mineral, "plate tectonics", time, crust, composition, "snowball garnet", "sedimentary rock", "igneous rock", heat, crystal
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
Geologic Settings 13:09 - 13:53 (00:44) / 1.3 MB "James Sadd", "metamorphic rock", magma, intrusion, "contact metamorphism", "convergent plate", "plate tectonics", "regional metamorphism", temperature, pressure
Preserved Record 20:08 - 21:02 (00:54) / 1.1 MB metamorphism, "metamorphic rock", temperature, pressure, fluid, "chemical reaction", ion, mineral, recrystallization, geologist, deformation, crust, "plate tectonics"
Blue Schist 21:02 - 22:19 (01:17) / 1.5 MB "James Sadd", geologist, metamorphism, "metamorphic facies", pressure, temperature, "metamorphic rock", "plate tectonics", "blue schist", experiment, mineral, crust, "blue schist facies", heat, subduction
Plate Collision 22:19 - 22:34 (00:15) / 0.3 MB metamorphism, "metamorphic rock", geologist, temperature, pressure, "plate tectonics", collision
Vermont Garnets 23:33 - 25:07 (01:34) / 2.7 MB "John Rosenfeld", Vermont, garnet, "geologic time", continent, Eurasia, Africa, America, supercontinent, Pangea, "convergent plate", "Appalachian Mountains", "North American Continent", fold, nappe, burial, crystal, "snowball garnet", "geologic time", "plate tectonics"
Snowball Garnets 25:07 - 25:25 (00:18) / 0.6 MB "snowball garnet", geologist, crystalline, collision, orogeny, "geologic time", "plate tectonics"
Conclusion 25:25 - 26:50 (01:25) / 1.5 MB "James Sadd", metamorphism, crust, "Earth's surface", "metamorphic rock", "oceanic crust", "metamorphic grade", fossil, life, "geologic time", "plate tectonics", mountain, erosion, ocean, continent, temperature, pressure, collision, "convergent plate margin", subduction, melting, magma
Plate Tectonics 07:05 - 07:38 (00:33) / 0.6 MB "Art Montana", desert, "plate tectonics", continent, polar, Equator, subtropic, Africa, Permian, "South Pole", "Kalihari Desert", glacier, time
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"
Desertification 18:16 - 19:00 (00:44) / 1.6 MB "James Sadd", desert, climate, topography, "plate tectonics", forest, prairie, grassland, humans, desertification, environment
Indicators of Past Ice Ages 14:04 - 15:37 (01:33) / 1.9 MB "Brian Edwards", data, "Ice Age", "Earth's orbit", "drill core", "deep-sea sediment", fossil, microfossil, plant, temperature, ocean, "geologic time", Sun, continent, "plate tectonics", "ocean current", climate, polar, landmass, "ice sheet"
Discovery of Large Potential 16:05 - 17:36 (01:31) / 2.4 MB "John Everett", geologist, Pakistan, mosaic, mapping, fold, sediment, basin, "continental margin", continent, "Indian Plate", Eurasia, deformation, exploration, "plate tectonics", hydrocarbon
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