What generalization can you make about the ages of rocks that are close to the mid Atlantic ridge?
The youngest rocks in the mid-atlantic ridge would be the newest to have cooled from the magma. 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
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
At the mid-atlantic ridge, where the ocean floor is spreading. 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
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
Near the mid-Atlantic ridge. Read More
The youngest rocks are at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Read More
They are arranged in a pattern with magnetic strips having reversed polarities. Read More
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
The rock of the Atlantic Ocean seafloor is less than 200 million years of age on the oldest end, and currently in the process of creation at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Read More
The closer a rock is to a mid-ocean ridge, the younger they are. 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
Which statement provides evidence that the seafloor is spreading out from both sides of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge?
parrell strips of igneous rocks on each side of the ridge show matching reversal of magnetic polity Read More
How old are the rocks off the east coast of north America relative to the rocks right along the nid Atlantic ridge why do you this is the case?
they are much older than the mid atlantic rocks beacuse the rock works its way out and up the older it gets i might be rong so id double check Read More
Because magma is rising up through cracks in the surface of the Mid-Atlantic ridge, creating new rock at the bottom of the ocean. 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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The oldest rocks are found farthest from the Mid Ocean Ridge Read More
If you could collect a sample of rock from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge where would you look to find the youngest rocks?
You would be looking at the solidified magma closest to the fault between the ridges. Read More
The answer is sedimentary rock, mainly. Also volcanic (igneous) rock associated with constructive plate margins such as the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, in oceanic crust tectonics. Read More
cuz rocks come up from the ridge and create land by the ridge Read More
The Titanic never sailed anywhere near Crete, which is in the Mediterranean. It hit the famous iceberg in the Atlantic near Newfoundland. because it was too close to the rocks and it got ripped up and then it split and it sank! ps there are no rocks in the Atlantic in that area. Read More
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 formed a long time ago. Read More
1.) The age of the rocks- the oldest ones are found further away from the original mid-atlantic ridge. 2.) Magnetic clues. The rocks with iron in them have shown that the Earth's magnetic field has reversed itself several times. It is imprinted in the rock. 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
I was on vacation just last week at Goose Rocks Beach in Maine, and I swam in the Atlantic Ocean (walking distance from our cottage). Read More
The youngest rocks on the ocean floor are on the mid ocean 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
How would the age of the oldest rocks on the continents compare with the age of the oldest rocks on the seafloor if the rock on the continents is continually formed but not removed?
The oldest rocks on the continents would be much older than the rocks on the sea floor because the rocks on the continents are not being removed unlike the rocks on the sea floor that are made by the mid-ocean ridge are being removed by deep ocean trenches. this prossess that is occuring on the sea floor is called sea floor spreading. evidence of this is the Pacific ocean shrinking and the Atlantic ocean growing. Read More
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 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
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
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
Mid-Oceanic Ridge. Read More
Near te mid ocean ridge 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?
I don't believe that is possible to figure out Read More