Earth’s Plates

Google Earth map of the experiment (dubbed NoMelt) in the central Pacific Ocean basin.

Probing an Oceanic Plate

Everything that we understand about the rhythms of the Earth’s surface – the slow growth of mountain chains, the creeping expansion of the ocean basins, the abrupt upheaval of a major earthquake, the explosive eruption of a volcano – is viewed through the context of plate tectonics.  This simple yet highly successful model for describing… read more

by |November 30, 2011