Physical Geology 101
Plate Motion Study Guide

After the "Plate Motion" lecture and readings you should be able to answer and discuss the following questions.

What were the mechanisms of continental motion originally proposed by Alfred Wegener?

What were the major problems with Wegener's mechanisms?

Describe the four major models for plate motivation and the mechanism for plate movement in each model.

What are the problems associated with each of the four models of plate motivation?

Why is there confusion amongst geologists about the terminology used to describe the plate motivation models?

Which model is the correct model?