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What does seafloor spreading have to do with the theory of continental drift?
Seafloor Spreading helped move the Continents to their current location.
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Yes. The theory of plate tectonics is very broad, and it covers seafloor spreading, continental drift, plate boundaries and so on.
seafloor spreading is when molten material rises and cools down and makes new seafloor, continental drift is the theory that the continents were once together and the big …land mass is called Pangea.this is fake story no one believe it i got wrong
How seafloor spreading helps to explain the theory of continental drift is that wegener couldn't explain why and waht force caused the continents to move and so seafloor sprea…ding helps to explain the theory of continental drift because it shows the force that made the continents move and that was te only thing that wagener needed to prove his theory of continental drift............thanks
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Seafloor spreading helped prove the theory of continental drift. Pangea theory also helped.
Seafloor spreading is caused by two plates moving apart. This is caused by plate tectonics. Continental drift is also caused by plate tectonics. Therefore, we can conclude tha…t continental drift is related in a way, to seafloor spreading. When the plates move, it carries the continents with it, and thus the continents drift away from each other. I hope ive helped! Love, 2016127
In continental drift it says that they were drifted apart by the spin of the earth and in seafloor spreading the earths crust is drifted apart by the ridges in the mid-o…cean.
the continental drift theory is the theory when a scientist thought that all the continents fit together like puzzle pieces. the were evidence to back it up though
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they both have to do with moving
There are many observed geologic facts that support plate tectonics, most notably that we know that there are plates and we know that they are moving (e.g., the San Andreas Fa…ult, the Ring of Fire, Mt. St. Helens, the Hawaiian Islands, etc). More specifically, continental drift (a somewhat older term) supports the plate tectonics concept because we have found genetically and morphologically similar fossils on two sides of the Atlantic Ocean (South America and western Africa) from when the two continents were conjoined. We find evidence of 'hotspot' island chains like Hawaii, the Aleutians and Kuril Islands, Iceland, etc where movement of the plate over the hotspot results in a chronologically dispersed set of volcanic islands as the plate moves over the hotspot. Regarding seafloor spreading (and the Great Rift Valley in Africa): Take the example of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. We find the oldest rocks closest to the North America/South America and Europe/Africa. We thus know that new material is being produced along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge through volcanism and that this pushes the older rocks away from the ridge. Thus, the plates are moving outwards as the seafloor spreads. This cycle of volcanism, seafloor spreading, subduction under some continental rock and folding along other continental rock, etc would not be happening unless plates were in tectonic motion. Likewise, we see the spreading of the Pacific seafloor (various plates) and those plates' subduction under the lighter granite continental rock. Thus, the 'ring of fire' composite volcanoes that line the North/South American west coasts, eastern Asia coastline regions, etc. Hope that helps.
as the sea floor spreads, this creates continental drift. think of it as a treadmill. as the band goes around and around whatever is connected to it goes with. this is the sam…e as seafloor spreading and continental drift. the treadmill represents the sea floor spreading and the object on it the continent.
the both break apart a Continent
How does plate tectonics seafloor spreading and continental drift support Wegener's theory of Pangaea?
We know by scientific data that our earth's crust is not stable. We know that the earth's plates are moving and how fast. By reverse extrapolation, if we know what directi…on they are headed, we can surmise where they came from and how long it took to get them to where they are now. These extrapolations are what supports the theory of Pangaea.
the primary force that causes the seaffloor to spread and contienents to drift