An international project based in Australia, which aims for interoperable plate tectonic data and geodynamic computing services for research purposes. Offers information about their research activities, publications, and resources.
Geology: Plate Tectonics
Explains the history of the new understanding of the Earth, with an overview of the theory and its mechanisms. Also offers a number of animations.
Offers open source desktop software for the interactive visualization of plate-tectonics. Includes a guide for users, features, and screenshots.
GPS Time Series
Presents a world map depicting horizontal velocities and deformation in plate boundary zones.
A substantial collection of resources on the tectonic effects of high speed impacts of asteroids or comets on terrestrial planets.
Institute of Earth Sciences
An institute of the University of Iceland offering research and graduate studies focusing on the Iceland region. Describes their programs, with background on volcanoes, earthquakes, and Icelandic geology.
A project to illustrate plate tectonics and the distribution of land and sea during the past 1100 million years. Includes details of their research projects, with a substantial library of maps and animations, and a discussion of the planet's climate history.
Includes animation of the continental drift, plus information on the history of the earth's tectonic activity.
The story of continents drifting from place to place breaking apart, colliding, and grinding against each other. Plus data on tectonic globe, article archive, and ocean floors.
Plate Tectonics on Mars
An article examining evidence that Mars once underwent plate tectonics, based on magnetic measurements from the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft.
A program of research into plate tectonic and geologic reconstructions; includes details of their teaching programs, data projects, and a substantial collection of maps, animations, and presentations.
Puzzles Of The Earth
Dedicated to teaching the relatively young the geological theory of Plate Tectonics. Includes an explanation, maps and illustrations.
Tectonic Forces by Robert Maurer
Talks about the origin and mechanics of the forces responsible for tectonic plate movements. Plus profile of the author, discussions and conclusions.
Contains original scientific contributions in analytical, synthetic, and integrative tectonics.
This Dynamic Earth
A publication from the USGS about the theory and mechanisms of plate tectonics, available online and as a download in PDF format.
This Dynamic Planet
Offers interactive maps of volcanoes, earthquakes, impact craters, and plate tectonics covering the world, the Arctic, and the Antarctic.
World Stress Map Project
An international collaborative project to map the stress field of the Earth's crust; provides their global database of contemporary tectonic stress, and a range of maps.