Tectonics

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  • Tectonics
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  • Branch of geology that deals with regional structure and deformational features of the Earth's crust.
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Abstract from DBPedia
    Tectonics (from the Late Latin tectonicus from the Greek τεκτονικός, "pertaining to building") is concerned with the processes which control the structure and properties of the Earth's crust, and its evolution through time. In particular, it describes the processes of mountain building, the growth and behavior of the strong, old cores of continents known as cratons, and the ways in which the relatively rigid plates that constitute the Earth's outer shell interact with each other. Tectonics also provides a framework to understand the earthquake and volcanic belts which directly affect much of the global population. Tectonic studies are important for understanding erosion patterns in geomorphology and as guides for the economic geologist searching for petroleum and metallic ores.

    テクトニクス(英: Tectonics)とは、地質学において、地球や地球以外の惑星の主に岩石圏の動きのことである。

    (Source: http://dbpedia.org/resource/Tectonics)

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