Wilson cycle


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Wilson cycle

n.
The cyclical opening and closing of ocean basins caused by movement of the earth's plates.

[After John Tuzo Wilson (1908-1993), Canadian geophysicist.]
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The new subduction zone--where a tectonic plate slides beneath another plate and into Earth's mantle--could mark the beginning of a new phase of the so-called Wilson Cycle, whereby tectonic plate movement breaks up supercontinents, opens oceans and creates new subduction zones that then shrink oceans, bringing the continents back together.
The research pinpoints when this so-called Wilson cycle began.
When I arrived in Denver in 2005 to head DCTC, one of my first decisions was that Hicks should complete the August Wilson cycle. My predecessor, Donovan Marley, also a great friend and colleague of Hicks, had wisely promised all the Wilson plays to him.
Joe Turner's Come and Gone, the second play in Wilson cycle, builds upon many of the same African American cultural identifiers that its antecedent Gem of the Ocean establishes.
9 spot in the Wilson cycle. "Theatergoers who had seen some of the others felt they didn't need to see another;" says one marketing person.
Young, G.M., Long, D.G.F., Fedo, C.M., and Nesbitt, H.W., 2001, Paleoproterozoic Huronian basin: product of a Wilson cycle punctuated by glaciations and a meteorite impact: Sedimentary Geology, v.
Norman Gauld, who runs Wilson Cycles in Bridge Street, has seen his takings jump 30% compared with 2008.
Ward, whose obvious aim for the day was the points competition, was soon replaced by Marcus Smith (JF Wilson Cycles).
1, D Smith (JF Wilson Cycles) 1.2 miles in 6min 40.8sec; 2, C Turner (Richmond & Darlington) 7min 21.5sec; 3, S Whitfield (Stockton Wheelers) 7min 25.7sec; 4, M Smith (JF Wilson Cycles) 7min 38.8sec; 5, G Robinson (Cleve Whs) 7min 40.3sec; 6, J Hewison (Ferryhill Whs) 7min 41.5sec; 7, D Middlemass (Whitby Whs) 7min 41.9sec; 8, L Meadows (Cleve Whs) 7min 44.6sec; 9, D Kirton (Cleve Whs) 7min 47.1sec; 10, S Baxter (Cleve Whs) 7min 53.4sec.
Mike Cubison, (J F Wilson Cycles) increased his lead at the top of the points table over national champion Jim Henderson of Southport CC.
Atkins finished fourth in last weekend's Festina Millennium two-day road race in Northumberland.Sixth in the opening 6.5-mile time trial, the Coventry rider claimed the race leader's jersey after the following 60-mile road stage when he finished second to Andrew Corbett (JF Wilson Cycles).
Chief of his 25 race day rivals are expected to be older brother and team-mate Marcus, Mike Cubison (both JF Wilson Cycles), Simon Whitfield (Stockton Wheelers) and John Hewison (Ferryhill Wheelers).