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continental drift

Japanese translation: 大陸移動、大陸漂移

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English term or phrase:continental drift
Japanese translation:大陸移動、大陸漂移
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00:54 Oct 1, 2008
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Science - Geology
Additional field(s): Geography
English term or phrase: continental drift
Definition from CENGAGE Learning:
The hypothesis, proposed by Alfred Wegener, that today's continents broke off from a single supercontinent and then plowed through the ocean floors into their present positions. This explanation of the shapes and locations of Earth's current continents evolved into the theory of plate tectonics.

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  • Wegener's Continental Drift theory was not readily accepted by the science community of his day. It was difficult to conceive of large continents plowing through the sea floor to move to new locations.
  • The fossil record supports and gives credence to the theories of continental drift and plate tectonics.
  • According to the continental drift theory, the supercontinent Pangaea began to break up about 225-200 million years ago, eventually fragmenting into the continents as we know them today. USGS
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大陸移動説(theory of continental drift)①
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4 +2大陸移動、大陸漂移MKStar


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大陸移動説(theory of continental drift)①

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  • 大陸移動説(たいりくいどうせつ、continental drift theory、theory of continental drift)は、大陸漂移説ともいい、ドイツの気象学者アルフレート・ヴェーゲナーが提唱した学説。大陸は地球表面上を移動してその位置や形状を変えるというもの。 - Wikipedia  
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Yes  Yasutomo Kanazawa
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Yes  Minoru Kuwahara: ウェゲナーの大陸移動説、、、、塾講師時代を思い出します。-
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