Kinetic energy of Himalayan plate

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Keith_McClary
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In this video (2:30 to 4:00) you can see the Indian continental plate zipping across the Indian Ocean and smashing into Eurasia, raising the Himalayas.
Estimate its kinetic energy.
 

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  • #2
Borek
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Go ahead. It is a nice problem and it will be interesting to see what assumptions you make.
 
  • #3
Keith_McClary
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It's about the energy you get from eating a small candy.
 

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