Event Summary

Seafloor spreading propounded

Date

June 1961

Description

A Scripps scientist, Robert T. Dietz, proposed that concept of seafloor spreading in ; this paper, along with that of Harry Hess then in pre-print circulation, led directly to the full elaboration of the theory of plate tectonics.

Lecture

Technology/Science/Environment

Timeline 1

Oceanography & Marine Sciences, 1492 � to present

Record ID

1243