Alfred Wegener

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  • EVIDENCE FOR CONTINENTAL DRIFT
    • GEOLOGY
      • The same glacial deposits were found in India, South America and Antarctica.
        • CONTINENTAL FIT
          • Mountain ranges lined up.
          • Africa and South America clearly join together.
    • BIOLOGY
      • Fossils of a fern (Glossopteris) are found widely across  southern continents.
      • Plant remains from humid swamps were found only in Australia and India.
        • CLIMATE
          • Coal and oil reserves found in Antarctica suggest it once had a different climate.
          • Glacial striations in Brazil and West Africa.
            • GEOLOGY
              • The same glacial deposits were found in India, South America and Antarctica.
                • CONTINENTAL FIT
                  • Mountain ranges lined up.
                  • Africa and South America clearly join together.
    • CLIMATE
      • Coal and oil reserves found in Antarctica suggest it once had a different climate.
      • Glacial striations in Brazil and West Africa.
      • SEAFLOOR SPREADING
        • North America and Europe are moving away from each other at 2.5cm a year.
          • Similar submarine mountain ranges in the Pacific Ocean.
          • The Mid-Atlantic ridge.

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