03/29/2013 11:01 AM ID: 93095 Permalink
U.S Scientists Create Image of Seafloor Forming
Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California in San Diego say they now have a better idea of how new seafloor in the Pacific Ocean is created.
By using electromagnetic technology, researchers made unique images of a site deep in the Earth where magma is generated.
“Our data show that mantle upwelling beneath the mid-ocean ridge creates a deeper and broader melting region than previously thought. It was really a surprise to discover that melting started so deep in the mantle — much deeper than was expected,”
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