Principles of Plate Movements on the Expanding Earth
|Title||Principles of Plate Movements on the Expanding Earth|
|Keywords||plate movements, expanding Earth, lithospheric, tectonic, plastic asthenosphere, kinetics|
The existence of rigid lithospheric plates resting on plastic asthenosphere allows one to build a quantitative model of their movement on the expanding earth. Such a motel relates the kinetics with dynamics, and binds the lithesphere with its basement as a general reference frame. These features do not exist in plate tectonic model. The expanding earth model explains the observed scheme of development of the lithosphere, together with some relations incomprehensible within plate tectonics.