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Interactive Animation of Seafloor Spreading and Magnetic Field Reversals Feature Summary

Type:
Physics at Home
Title:
Seafloor Spreading Interactive Animations
Description:
Try UCAR's Seafloor Spreading Interactive Animations for a simulation of the magnetic stripes on the ocean bottom--you can spot them by moving a compass around on a map of the mid-Atlantic Ridge.  For related geophysics simulations from Cornell, see the Plate Tectonics section of Discover Our Earth.
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August 16, 2008 - September 1, 2008