Earth  ID: 1322

The Farallon Plate

Farallon Plate sinks beneath North American Plate and scrapes along bottom of continent for 1,500 kilometers before sinking again.

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James W. Williams (GST): Lead Animator
Hans-Peter Bunge (Princeton University): Scientist
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SVS >> Farallon Plate
SVS >> Rocky Mountains
SVS >> Subduction
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Solid Earth >> Tectonics >> Plate Tectonics
NASA Science >> Earth

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version