Accession Number : AD0710001

Title :   SEA-FLOOR SPREADING,

Corporate Author : PRINCETON UNIV N J DEPT OF GEOLOGICAL AND GEOPHYSICAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Vine,F. J. ; Hess,H. H.

Report Date : OCT 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 71

Abstract : Contents: Seismicity of the earth; Plate theory of tectonics; Rates of movement; The geometry of spreading; Corollaries of this geometry; The nature of faulting; Paleogeometry; Poorly defined boundaries; The magnetic record; North Pacific anomalies; The oceanic crust; The role of the continents; Opening of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans; Episodic spreading and orogeny; Mountain building; Spreading as a planetary process.

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN BOTTOM, MOTION), MAGNETIC ANOMALY DETECTION, SEISMIC WAVES, FAULTS(GEOLOGY), MICROSEISMS, STRAIN(MECHANICS), PALEONTOLOGY, GEOLOGIC AGE DETERMINATION, MOUNTAINS, OROGENY, PACIFIC OCEAN, ATLANTIC OCEAN, INDIAN OCEAN, GRAVITY, ANOMALIES

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE