What generalization can you make about the ages of rocks that are close to the mid-Atlantic ridge?
The closer a rock is to a mid-ocean ridge, the younger they are. Read More
How old are the rocks off the east coast of North America relative to the rocks right along the mid Atlantic ridge?
The rocks off the east coast of North America are about the same age as the Earth, 4.6 billion years. The rocks close to the mid-Atlantic ridge are much newer as they are being formed at this divergent boundary right now. Read More
The youngest rocks in the mid-atlantic ridge would be the newest to have cooled from the magma. Read More
The oldest rocks are found farthest from the Mid Ocean Ridge Read More
How does evidence that rocks farther from a ridge are older than rocks closer to the ridge support the idea of sea floor spreading?
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cuz rocks come up from the ridge and create land by the ridge Read More
How old are the rocks of the east coast of north America relative to the rocks right along the mid Atlantic ridge why do you think this is the case?
I assume you mean the igneous/metamorphic basement rocks along the east coast, which are older than the rocks along the mid Atlantic ridge. This is becuase the rocks along the coast were formed from the same process that is producing the new rocks along the mid Atlantic ridge now, but were formed longer ago when the ridge was just forming. Read More
As one moves farther away from an ocean ridge, the age of the rocks and the seafloor increases. This process is called seafloor spreading. Read More
The youngest rock found in the ocean ridge is called a hot rocks. They are formed when oceanic plates diverge are separate from each other. Read More
The youngest rocks are found near a mid-ocean ridge. Read More
the ages of the rocks become increasingly older in samples obtained farther from the ridge and the younger had just come out the ridge. Read More
The rocks on the Mid Atlantic Ridge are among the youngest. The moment the magma that is being produced there cools enough to solidify, it becomes an igneous rock. Read More
The youngest rocks on the ocean floor are on the mid ocean ridge. Read More
Continental rocks are generally much older than the rocks of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, which are among the newest on the planet. Read More
Closest to the ridge Read More
Mid-Oceanic Ridge. Read More
Why does the ocean rock increase in age the greater the distance away from an ocean spreading ridge?
At ocean spreading ridges, new oceanic crust is formed. The magma that forms this new crust emerges from the ridge and pushes the pre-existing rocks away from the ridge laterally. This results in a strip of new rock cutting through the older rock. As formation of the crust continues, the older rocks will be pushed further away from the ridge, while younger, newly produced rocks will occupy the area closest to the ridge. Read More
Those that are found near the mid-oceanic ridge; their originating point on the sea bed. This is the ridge, where magma is constantly coming up, so the rocks can be very young indeed. Read More
What is the relationship between the age of rocks on the ocean floor and the distance from the Mid-Atlantic ridge?
The farther away the rocks are, the older they are. When the lava bubbles up from the ridge, the tectonic plates move outward. As the process repeates itself and new lava comes up, the rocks are pushed farther and father away. As a result, the closest rocks are the newest, and the farthest rocks are the oldest! Read More
Near the mid-Atlantic ridge. Read More
The youngest rocks are at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Read More
because if you scramble igneous,its close to genious, which is close enough to genius if you ask me, so they were smart enough to become rocks Read More
When new rock is added to an oceanic ridge the magnetized strips on either side of the ridge are evidence of sea-floor spreading. This is because the rocks on the two sides of the ridge?
are equal in width and polarity Read More
What would you expect to find if you measured the temperatures of rocks on the ocean floor at various distances from a mid-ocean ridge?
If one was measuring the temperatures of rocks on the seafloor, the hottest rocks would be located nearest to a mid ocean ridge. This is the location where the hot magma from the asthenosphere rises and is situated on either side of the ridge. The farther away the seafloor is from the central area of heat, the colder it is. This pattern is identical on both sides of a mid ocean ridge. However, if rocks… Read More
Near te mid ocean ridge Read More
At the mid-atlantic ridge, where the ocean floor is spreading. Read More
The oldest rocks are actually on land but in the ocean crust they would be the rocks closest to land. The mid-ocean ridge forms new rocks. They are usually located in the middle of the ocean. Read More
How did scientists discover that rocks farther away from the mid ocean ridge were older than the ones closer to the mid ocean ridge?
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How old are rocks off the east coast of North America relative to rocks along the Mid-Atlantic ridge?
The rocks off of the east coast of North America are much older than those right along the mid-Atlantic ridge because sea-floor spreading is occurring where oceanic plates are diverging from one another. The rocks right along the ridge are the newest ones being formed, and the ones off the east coast of North America were made a long time ago. Read More
Basalt. Basalt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Read More
when glaciers shrink or melt they leave behind a ridge of rocks called moraine. Read More
at the mid-ocean ridge, molten material rises up from the mantel and spreads out, pushing the older rocks to both sides of the ridge. Read More
No. The rocks of the ocean floor gets older the farther they are away from the mid-ocean ridge. Read More
At the Mid-ocean ridge, because those rocks will have just been produced by the diverging boundary. Read More
Silicates make up close to 95 percent of the rocks in the Earth's crust Read More
New rock is formed near the mid-oceanic ridge as oceanic plates diverge or separate from each other. Hot rocks rising from the asthenosphere melt from decompression as they rise, filling the fault and forming new basaltic oceanic crust. As new crust is added, older crust is pushed away. Therefore, the further away from the mid-oceanic ridge, the older the crustal rocks. Read More
How do rocks along the central valley of the mid ocean ridge provide evidence for sea floor spreading?
because the scientists found that the farther the rocks the older the rocks were. so the youngest rocks were found near the mid-ocean ridge. this showed that sea-floor spreading took place. +++ The primary evidence is "magnetic striping": remnant magnetising by the Earth's magnetic field of the iron compounds in the basalt forming the ocean floor. The magnetic traces are parallel to the spreading-ridges, and their polarity reflect the field's periodic reversal. The further from… Read More
Igneous rocks are close to earth unlike other rocks and many other reasons. Read More
The rock becomes more dense and cooler. They get older Read More
The folding and faulting found in the rocks of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia were created by?
Collisions Of Continental Plates Read More
The rocks will cool down and become more dense. Read More
collisions of continental plates Read More
This is called a moraine. (In nonglacial cases, it is a drift.) Read More
What are the characteristics of the rocks furthest from the mid ocean ridge at a divergent plate boundary?
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