Scientists of Tectonic Plate Theory
By: Hagan, Marlana, and Shelby
He published the first world atlas, first cartographer, and produced "thesaurus geographicus"
Why his work was important:
He started the atlas to show everyone in the world.
"In 1912 he proposed that the continnents we know today wee all once attached in a single land mass known as Pangea."
The continents accords the ocean fit together like a puzzle.
Why was his work important:
He opened up a Revolutionalry thought that changed the at people thought.
"In 1960, he hypothesized that the sea-floor was spreading from vents in the rift."
He found the great Global rift & he found that the sea floor different ages.
Why was his discovery important:
It was the final piece pf evidence that proved Alfred Wegener wasn't crazy.
There are two layers in the mantle, each in motion.
The earth is far more dynamic and that the mantle was the main reason for continental drift.
Why was discovery important:
He invented a mechanism to prove the moving of continents.
- James Hutton was also known as the father of modern geology.
- Alfred Wegener was a meteorologist (a scientist who studies weather) before he became a geologist.
- Drummond Hoyle Mattews & Fredrick Vine expanded Hess's theory with the convection cells in the mantle.