Why are the rocks close to a mid- ocean ridge younger than the ones that are farther away?
No. The rocks of the ocean floor gets older the farther they are away from the mid-ocean ridge. Read More
Is the oceanic crust near the mid ocean ridge younger than oceanic crust farther away from the ridge?
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The closer the sediment is to the mid-ocean ridge, the younger it is. The oldest bedrock is found the farthest away from it. Read More
The closer a rock is to a mid-ocean ridge, the younger they are. Read More
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They measure how far away the rock is from the mid-ocean ridge. The farther, the older. Read More
Mid-ocean ridges are basically underground volcanoes that lava from the Earth's Mantle can breach. The ocean, however, freezes the lava and that in turn forms rock. If this happens repeatedly, then the older rock gets pushed away from the source, and the younger, just formed rock is, therefore, closer to the ridge. So the younger rock being formed by the ridge is pushing away the older, previously made, igneous rock. 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 evidence that supports Wegner's hypothesis is that in 1947 , a group of scientisits noticed two things about the Mid- Atlantic Ridge. The first thing that the scientists noticed was the sediment that covers the sea floor is thinner and younger closer to a ridge than it is farther from a ridge. Second, scientists learned that the ocean floor is very young. Radiometric dating shows that the sea floor closer to the mid-ocean ridge… Read More
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Oceanic crust that was farther away from a mid-ocean ridge was older that crust closer to the ridge Read More
is that the mid-ocean is close to the ridge ans to the fault Read More
oceanic crust that was farther away from a mid-ocean ridge was older than crust closer to the ridge Read More
Is the oceanic crust near the mid-ocean ridge younger or older than the oceanic crust farther away from the ridge?
It is younger because the plates there pull apart, causing a new sea floor to form. When a hotspot is involved, it will push away the old sea floor to make room for the new one. 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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It gets older. Read More
It is because the sediments have had more time to accumulate. Oceanic crust is older the farther it is away from the ridge, where new crust is formed. Read More
It gets younger. 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
Harry Hess was mapping the floor of the ocean when he found a mountain range in the middle of the ocean. He found that the land nearest to the ridge was younger compared to the fact that the farther away land was from the ridge, the older it dated. He used this to find that the mountain ridge was creating new land and pushing aside the old land. Read More
Its oceanic crust Read More
it is older Read More
No farther away Read More
Magma rises and slidifies and creates a new crust. Read More
Younger. New rock is formed at the MOR. Read More
Actually, the rock taken the farthest away from the ridge is older. Read More
Sediments become thicker away from the mid ocean ridge. This is because the oceanic crust away from the mid ocean ridge is older than the crust close to it, so sediment has had more time to accumulate. Read More
No, actually its the farther it goes from the ridge the older and the thicker it gets. Read More
The sea floor gets older as you get farther from the mid-ocean ridge. Read More
What is the name of the ship that collected rock samples that proved the ocean floor is younger near the mid-ocean ridge?
Glomar challenger Read More
It is on the edge not very close by the mantle plumes Read More
How did scientists discover that rocks farther away from the mid-ocean ridge were older than those near it?
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Older, as it moves away from the mid-ocean ridge the sediment gets thicker and older Read More
Does the fact that ocean crust is older the farther away it is from an ocean ridge support the theory of plate tectonics?
Yes. New ocean crust is being formed at the mid ocean ridges (MORs) resulting in the older crust being pushed farther away, moving the plates towards a subduction zone. MORs divide 2 plates. Read More
Is the oceanic crust near a mid-ocean ridge thicker or thinner than the oceanic crust away from the mid-ocean ridge?
The Oceanic Crust close to the Mid Ocean Ridge is thinner than that Oceanic Crust far away from the ridge. This is due to tensional forces, as a result of crustal expansion and rock fracturing during the formation of the ridge. the oceanic crust is thinner Read More
There are no countries related to the mid ocean ridge because it is in the middle of the ocean. Hence "mid ocean ridge". Read More
The Oceanic Plates are younger than the continental because they are "recycled"; think of the oceanic ridges, such as the mid Atlantic oceanic ridge, that is where a hot spot under diverging plates (plates moving apart) push magma up, causing new young ocean floor to spread from this spot, and pushing the old floor into trenches and other continents, being destroyed. Another point to remember is that the ocean crust is thicker the farther away… 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
An ocean ridge is a line of mountains in middle of the ocean under the level of water. Read More
The mid-ocean ridge is almost in all of the oceans Read More
The Atlantic Ocean is growing bigger because of two divergent plate boundaries, the Eurasian Plate and the North American Plate. Each year, these two plates move farther and farther apart from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (MAR). As these plates separate, oceanic lithosphere forms, resulting in the growth of the Atlantic Ocean. Read More
The Mid-Ocean Ridge Is From The Mantle. Read More
How scientist discover that rocks farther away from the mid ocean ridge were older than those near it?
By determing the age of rock samples obtained by drilling in the sea floor!:) 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
The mid-ocean ridge are mountains that were formed underwater. Read More
Actually the mid ocean ridge would be the location of some of the NEWEST ocean floor. Read More