Teach the Controversy: Seafloor Spreading

My labmate came across this compelling illustration today searching Google Images for seafloor spreading illustrations.

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Kevin Zelnio (870 Posts)

8 Replies to “Teach the Controversy: Seafloor Spreading”

  1. Not so sure about that guy paddling his hands and making eddy currents beneath the subduction zone. Somehow suggests plates get pulled down, whereas I thought that the plates sink as they move away from MORs (the hot breather on the right) because they get cooler and denser.

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