Precise model of tectonic-plate movements developed from 20-year study

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 20:07 in Earth & Climate

When it comes to 3-D puzzles, Rubik's Cube pales in comparison with the latest creation from a team of geophysicists. They have just put the finishing touches on a 20-year effort to precisely describe the relative movements of the interlocking tectonic plates that make up about 97 percent of Earth's surface.

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