Accession Number : AD0634825

Title :   THE DARWIN RISE AND THE ORIGIN OF THE CONTINENTS,

Corporate Author : BOEING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH LABS SEATTLE WASH

Personal Author(s) : Orowan, E.

Report Date : DEC 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The Darwin Rise across the Pacific may be the remnant of a recently subsided but ancient oceanic ridge created by the upwelling of the single-cell convection which, according to Hills and Jeffreys, had swept together the primeval continent and opened up the Pacific. In a modified form this theory is immune to objections raised in the past, and it may provide a basis for understanding the cause of the Taylor-Wegener continental disruption, of the approximate equality of continental and oceanic heat flow, of polar wandering, and other phenomena. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OROGENY, THEORY), (*PACIFIC OCEAN, OCEAN BOTTOM TOPOGRAPHY), GEOLOGY

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE