Trench Theories Comparison Chart

Green circles indicate the theory explains the evidence well, yellow not so well, and red the least well.

Trenches Evidence to be Explained Hydroplate Plate Tectonic
Continental Material under Ocean Floor
Scattered Volcanoes
Stretched Oceanic Ridges
Seamounts and Tablemounts
Water in the Upper Mantle
How Are Plates Made?
Flood Basalts
Core-Mantle Boundary
Gravity Anomalies
The Ring of Fire