sea-floor spreading

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

The creation of new crust as magma rises up at a constructive*plate margin. Sea-floor spreading can be detected through the presence of magnetic anomalies; see Roest and Srivastava (1989) Geology 17.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

Reference entries

See all related reference entries in Oxford Index »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.