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This site from the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) offers an interactive simulation that shows how magnetic stripes on the ocean bottom can reveal the age of the material and reveal plate motion.  An applet shows the magnetic polarities change as the user moves a compass across the ocean bottom on the screen.
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2004 The Regents of the University of Michigan
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Keywords: convergent plate, divergent plate, magnetic polarity, magnetic stripe, magnetometer, mid-ocean ridge, plate tectonic, seafloor spread
Record Creator: Metadata instance created July 31, 2008 by Logan Hancock
Record Updated: Apr 23, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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July 8, 2007
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AIP Format
(University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, 2004), WWW Document, (http://www.windows2universe.org/earth/interior/seafloor_spreading_interactive.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
Interactive Animation of Seafloor Spreading and Magnetic Field Reversals, (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, 2004), <http://www.windows2universe.org/earth/interior/seafloor_spreading_interactive.html>.
APA Format
Interactive Animation of Seafloor Spreading and Magnetic Field Reversals. (2007, July 8). Retrieved October 25, 2014, from University Corporation for Atmospheric Research: http://www.windows2universe.org/earth/interior/seafloor_spreading_interactive.html
Chicago Format
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. Interactive Animation of Seafloor Spreading and Magnetic Field Reversals. Boulder: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, July 8, 2007. http://www.windows2universe.org/earth/interior/seafloor_spreading_interactive.html (accessed 25 October 2014).
MLA Format
Interactive Animation of Seafloor Spreading and Magnetic Field Reversals. Boulder: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, 2004. 8 July 2007. 25 Oct. 2014 <http://www.windows2universe.org/earth/interior/seafloor_spreading_interactive.html>.
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@misc{ Title = {Interactive Animation of Seafloor Spreading and Magnetic Field Reversals}, Publisher = {University Corporation for Atmospheric Research}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {25 October 2014}, Month = {July 8, 2007}, Year = {2004} }
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