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published by the United States Geologic Survey
This USGS site provides a history of seafloor spreading, the evidence for it, and how its discovery led to the theory of plate tectonics.  Included is an explanation of magnetic striping on the ocean floor, with several illustrations.  Links provide further information.
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image credit: Mr. Elliot Lim, CIRES & NOAA/NGDC; image source (see first four files); larger image This resource was a Physics To Go feature from August 16, 2008 until September 1, 2008. View the feature here!


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Restriction: © 1999 U.S. Geological Survey
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Keywords: Seafloor spreading, converging, diverging, plate boundaries, plate tectonics, seafloor spread, transform
Record Creator: Metadata instance created July 28, 2008 by Logan Hancock
Record Updated: Jul 29, 2008 by Ed Lee
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(United States Geologic Survey, Sioux Falls, 1999), WWW Document, (http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/dynamic/developing.html).
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This Dynamic Earth: Developing the Theory, (United States Geologic Survey, Sioux Falls, 1999), <http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/dynamic/developing.html>.
APA Format
This Dynamic Earth: Developing the Theory. (2007, February 7). Retrieved October 25, 2014, from United States Geologic Survey: http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/dynamic/developing.html
Chicago Format
United States Geologic Survey. This Dynamic Earth: Developing the Theory. Sioux Falls: United States Geologic Survey, February 7, 2007. http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/dynamic/developing.html (accessed 25 October 2014).
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This Dynamic Earth: Developing the Theory. Sioux Falls: United States Geologic Survey, 1999. 7 Feb. 2007. 25 Oct. 2014 <http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/dynamic/developing.html>.
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