Crust, mantle, core and plate structure. Plate geometry and velocity. Euler poles. Isochrones and velocities. Ridges and rifting, trenches and subduction, transform faults and fracture zones.
Triple junctions and their stability. Plate motion and velocity on sphere. Earthquakes and plates. Earthquakes at transfom faults, trenches and ridges. Magnetism and isochrones, Earth magnetic field, rocks magnetization. Reversals of the magnetic field. Magnetostratigraphy. Polar wandering and plate motion. What drives the plates?
Basic knowledge and understanding of the Earth layers and interior processes.
Basic knowledge on tectonic plates, their boundaries, sedimentary and magmatic processes in boundary areas.
Representing the tectonic plates as a plane and representing their move on a plane.
Ability to use techniques needed for drawing circles movements on a sphere.
Understanding the tectonic plates moving on the sphere.
Understanding the link between plate motions and earthquakes.
Understanding paleomagnetism and its connection to plate motions.