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Lecture 7

EATS1010 - The Dynamic Earth and Space Geodesy Lecture 7

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Department
Earth, Space Science and Engineering
Course
ESSE 1010
Professor
Gary Jarvis
Semester
Fall

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Lecture 7 MOR: Mid-Ocean Ridge All Diverging Plate Boundaries are under water Low viscosity lava • Not explosive • Spreads laterally Why are Continental Rifts water-filled? 1. Isostatic compensation 2. The principle of floatation Isostasy – meaning literally “to stand above” - An iceberg floating in the ocean is a familiar example of the principles of isostasy. An iceberg has a density of about 0.92g/cc. Water in the arctic reg
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