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Supercontinents and the Wilson Cycle

Questions for thought

  1. How many plates are shown?
  2. Which part of this diagram represents the modern Atlantic Ocean? The modern Pacific Ocean?

How we want to modify this diagram in the future

  1. Allow the Pacific to close entirely and the process to begin anew, illustrating Wilson cycles.
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