TITLE

MID-OCEAN RIDGES

PUB. DATE
February 2008
SOURCE
Oceans (9781405321754);2008, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
A chapter from the book "Oceans" is presented. It defines spreading rifts and mid-ocean ridges such as the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and the East Pacific Rise and how they are formed. It also discusses how the movements of the ridges and interaction with other elements on the ocean floor can cause new land and sea configurations as well earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
ACCESSION #
43662790

 

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