Why are the rocks close to a mid-ocean ridge younger than those that are father away?
Midocean ridges are areas where continents broke apart. Midocean ridges are closest to the landmasses in younger oceans. One example where a midocean ridge intersected a landmass is the Arabian sea, which was formed by the pulling apart of the Arabian Peninsula and Africa. Read More
Midocean Ridge - Underwater Mountains! A mountain chain on the ocean floor that forms where tectonic plates pull apart. Read More
Older, as it moves away from the mid-ocean ridge the sediment gets thicker and older Read More
Rising molten basaltic rock from the top of the mantle fills the crack at the midocean ridge and solidifies, preventing it from closing again. Read More
The closer a rock is to a mid-ocean ridge, the younger they are. Read More
At the highest parts of the midocean ridge. Read More
A convection current causes magma to rise at the midocean ridge and pushes the plates apart. Read More
One of the midocean ridges is, but others are in other oceans, seas, and bays. Read More
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What is the difference between a rift valley and a mid ocean ridge and what kinds of boundaries do they form at?
a rift valleyis a dip in the ocean floor a mid ocean ridge is a mountain chain formed on the ocean floor . Rift valley - divergent boundary MidOcean Ridge Convergent Boundary Read More
friction - convection currents in the mantle drag the plates away from the hot rising zone below the ridge gravity - gravity pulls down on the cold dense plate being subducted under the continent, dragging the plate away from the ridge Read More
It's Age! are you kidding me? Ha Ha I have the same stupid question on my science paper. the crossword right? its age! 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 midocean ridges are the spreading centers where the plates are moving apart. The seamounts are extinct volcanos produced as the plate passed over a mantle hotspot. Read More
It gets younger. Read More
Is the oceanic crust near the mid ocean ridge younger than oceanic crust farther away from the ridge?
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Actually, the rock taken the farthest away from the ridge is older. Read More
Younger. New rock is formed at the MOR. Read More
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it is known as sea floor spreading. this is when the oceanic plates diverge or move apart which causes the magma from the mantle to rise forming new sea floor. Read More
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It gets older. Read More
No. The rocks of the ocean floor gets older the farther they are away from the mid-ocean ridge. Read More
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
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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
It is on the edge not very close by the mantle plumes Read More
As of now no it is not. It will close on January 26th 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
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
An underwater ridge rising close to the surface is called a reef. A reef is typically made of rock, sand or coral that lies 80 meters or less beneath low water. Read More
When gravity pushes down on the floor it causes ridge pressing. Ridge pressing pries the the sea floor apart causing the magma to come up out of the mantle to cool and create a new crust. Not only does it create a new crust but it pushes the continents father apart. That is why over time they grow father and farther apart. Read More
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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
Rudi's father climbed the southeast ridge of the citadel and I believed that is the way rudi tried climbing it too. 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
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
they are related because they all have to do with the oceanic lithosphere.The convection causes the lithosphere to move sideways and away from the midocean ridges.The ridge push makes the oceanic lithosphere slide downhill under the force of gravity. The slab pull:the old lithosphere is denser than asthenosphere so, the edge of the tectonic plates that contains oceanic lithosphere sinks and plls the rest of the tectonic plate. 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
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
Midocean ridges are formed by currents of magma rising up from the mantle; volcanic eruptions create new basaltic ocean floor, that then spreads away laterally from the ridge. Thus the midocean ridges contain the newest crust formed on the planet. Where denser ocean lithosphere converges with less-dense continental lithosphere, the oceanic plate slides under the continental plate in a process called subduction. Magma produced by this subduction rises to form volcanoes and igneous intrusions. Cited… Read More