Vol.3 No.2 (April 2013)
The Source Power for Continental Drift
—Plate Self-Drive Mode
Based on the simple principle of “arc trench genetic model—the trench volcanic eruption by plates drift boundary” developed by the author, beginning from the simple physical mechanics and sedimentology principle, I give a theoretical plate self-drive mode. That is when continental plate slip across the ocean crust. It will leave a weak oceanic crust, and the underground lava upwelling will produce a force or power and generates forward thrust. So continental plates were driven by underground lava heat and caused forward drifting. Then several real examples confirm the self-drive mode is common on the Globe. At last an analog test was given which showed that continental plate in the ocean is driven by thermal, it looks like that the continental plate brought a propeller for itself.
梁光河 (2013) 大陆漂移的源动力—板块自驱动模式。 地球科学前沿， 3， 86-96. doi: 10.12677/AG.2013.32013
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