June 2015

Divergence/Constructive zone/plates

By |2022-09-15T12:44:34+02:00June 1st, 2015|Landform Studies, Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

Divergent plates. Image by Cornel.

Divergent plates. Image by Cornel. ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Plate Tectonics: Convergence Plates
  • In a divergence zone plates move away from one another thus the name “divergence.”
  • Magma up-wells from the mantle to fill the gap left by the diverging plates.
  • The magma provides new material to form […]

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Plate tectonics

By |2022-09-15T12:44:34+02:00June 1st, 2015|Landform Studies, Notes, O Level Geography, Ordinary Level Notes|

Major Plates of the world. Image by Learner.org

Major Plates of the world. Image by Learner.org ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Plate Tectonics
  • The lithosphere (that is the earth’s crust and the rigid part of the mantle) is divided into seven large and several smaller plates.
  • A plate is a rock that is found […]

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