Geophysics

   

What Drives Plate Motions ?

Authors: Yongfeng Yang

Plate motion is an amazing feature on the Earth and is widely ascribed to several driving forces like ridge push, slab pull, and basal drag. However, an in-depth investigation shows these forces incomplete. Here we propose, the deep oceans are generating pressures everywhere, the application of these pressures over the walls of ocean basins, which consists of the sides of continents, may yield enormous horizontal forces (i.e., the ocean-generating forces), the net effect of these forces provides lateral push to the continents and may cause them to move horizontally, further, the moving continents drag the crusts that they connect to move, these totally give birth to plate motion. A roughly estimation shows that the ocean-generating forces may give South American, African, Indian, and Australian continents a movement of respectively 2.8, 4.2, 5.7, and 6.3 cm/yr, and give Pacific Plate a movement of 8.9 cm/yr.

Comments: 40 Pages. Significant improvements are made in this version.

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Submission history

[v1] 2017-05-18 03:55:34
[v2] 2017-05-19 03:12:42
[v3] 2017-06-20 02:07:58
[v4] 2017-11-14 15:05:52
[v5] 2018-01-13 06:42:58
[v6] 2018-03-28 12:46:32
[v7] 2018-07-20 03:57:13
[v8] 2019-01-18 04:38:37

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