of dynamic forces needed to form various deformation structures from the
scale of a lithospheric plate to that of individual mineral grains and
even the defects that are generated in the atomic lattice as a result of
tectonic forces. For example 1) Drving forces for movement of lithospheric
plates, 2) Recrystallization of minerals, creep generated plastic
deformation in minerals or jogs, climbs, loops or other dislocations in
the lattice, stress corrosion etc.