Event Summary

Walter C. Pittman confirms the Vine-Matthews theory

Date

1967

Description

Lamont scientist Walter C. Pittman analyses the sea sediment from a core sample, Eltanin 19, which confirms the Vine-Matthews theory about magnetic striping, thus solidifying the evidence for continental drift, sea-floor spreading and the impact of magnetic reversals

Timeline 1

Oceanography & Marine Sciences, 1492 � to present

Record ID

612