Scientists who contributed to Plate Tectonics

Timeline created by kimmay
  • Abraham Ortelius

    His theory was that the states were once together, but they were spread apart by the earthquakes and floods. A.B.
  • Nicholas Steno

    When he was born.
  • Nicholas Steno

    His theroy was that sedimentary layers are deposited in a time sequence with the oldest on the bottom and youngest on the top. A.B.
  • Nicholas Steno

    Died.
  • James Hutton

    Born
  • James Hutton

    Uniformitarian principal geological force work. M.H.
  • James Hutton

    Died M.H.
  • Alfred Loather Wegener

    Born, don't do the full date. H.J.K
  • Arthur Holmes

    Born
  • Harry Hess

    Born M.H.
  • Harry Hess

    He found out the Earth's crust moves from volcanic ocean ridge.
    -Sea floor spreading and moving and taking the continents with it. M.H.
  • Arthur Holmes

    His theory was that when magma is heated, it tends to rise, then cools and sinks again. Heating and cooling results in this current is so strong is causes the continents to move. H.J.K
  • Arthur Holmes

    Made a book talking about Earth's age.
  • Alfred Wegener

    He also found out that fossils often symbolized a climate.
    His theory lacked a geological reason to explain Earth's surface. H.J.K
  • Alfred Wegener

    Death. H.J.K
  • Dan Mckenzie

    Don't know full birthday, only year. M.H.
  • Dan Mckenzie

    Earth's acient magnetism patterns. M.H.
  • Arthur Holmes

    Died. H.J.K
  • Harry Hess

    Died