Event Summary

Magnetic striping of sea floor discovered

Date

1955

Description

Scripps-developed magnetometer used aboard USCGS research vessel Pioneer established that the sea floor is characterized by magnetic sriping; important contribution to the theory of plate tectonics.

Timeline 1

Oceanography & Marine Sciences, 1492 � to present

Timeline 2

United States Naval History, 1866 - to present

Record ID

1245