Event Summary

Robert Dietz proposes that the seabed�s mountainous rifts are invisible scars

Date

1961

Description

Robert Dietz, studying echo soundings, proposes that the seabed�s mountainous rifts are invisible scars where molten rock from the Earth�s interior wells up periodically and spreads laterally to form new ocean crust, a process he calls seafloor spreading

Lecture

Technology/Science/Environment

Timeline 1

Oceanography & Marine Sciences, 1492 � to present

Record ID

817