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Plate Tectonic Theory and Its Legacy for the Twenty First Century

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27 April 2017

Thursday 27th April 2017

7:30pm

Professor Steve Sparks - FRS, CBE, School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol
Visitors £4  Members/Students £2

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The concept of Plate Tectonics revolutionised understanding of the Earth in the 1960s, explaining fundamental aspects such as internal convection within the mantle and the collision of continents. Since then, the theory has been verified by extensive observations, such as the direct measurement of plate velocities by GPS.

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