Was a scientists who discovered continental drifts. He concluded that the continents fit together like a puzzle, in which he came up with "Pangea". Which means supercontinent or all land. Evidence:
- jigsaw fit
- rock units
- distribution of fossils
- paleoclimate date
A northern supercontinent that included most of North America, Greenland, Europe, and Asia (excluding India) from about 180 to 75 million years ago.
A continent formed in the Southern Hemisphere during the Late Paleozoic. It included most of South America, Africa, India, Austrailia, and Antarctica.
Suggests Polar Wandering
The natural remnant magnetism in rock bodies. the permanent magnetization acquired by rock that can be used to determine the location of the magnetic poles and the latitude of the rock at the time it became magnetic.
Interested in sea floor. Suggests new ocean crust is created at ridges and destroyed at trenches.