Plate tectonics 101—What happens when plates slide past each other?
Oceanic crust is created at divergent plate boundaries and destroyed at convergent boundaries, but transform boundaries cause neither; rather, they transform motion between other types of plate boundaries, enabling plates to move about efficiently on our spherical planet. In this post, we will explore various examples. The majority of transform boundaries are found in the ocean, where they separate segments...
About the Blogger
Karen (here with Mt. Shasta in background) is a geology professor emerita who aims to provide a "pocket geologist" for world travelers. Follow the blog to explore the landscapes of our planet and figure out what causes them to look the way they do.