SO461 Fall 2015 Quiz 1



Figure 1.   Vectors show the resultant motion of Plate 2 if Plate 1 is held stationary.

 

What kind of plate boundary is shown, and how do you know?

 

If this were the motion of Plate 1 if Plate 2 were held stationary, would your answer change?

 

Where is the closer Euler pole for this motion located, and how do you know.


 

Figure 2.  Vectors showing the motion of Plates 1 and 2 in the same reference frame.

 

Show the magnitude and direction of the motion between the two plates, if plate 2 is held fixed.

 

What kind of plate boundary is this?

 

 

Can you predict the location of the Euler pole for the motion between the two plates?