Earth history: How continents were recycled

by Ruhr-Universitaet-Bochum, August 22, 2017 in ScienceDaily

Researchers have used computer simulations to analyse how plate tectonics have evolved on Earth over the last three billion years. They show that tectonic processes have changed in the course of the time, and demonstrate how those changes contributed to the formation and destruction of continents. The model reconstructs how present-day continents, oceans and the atmosphere may have evolved.

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