Physical Geology 101
Seafloor Spreading Study Guide
After the "Seafloor Spreading" lecture and readings you should be able to answer and discuss the following questions.
Who proposed the theory of Seafloor Spreading? When?
Where was the evidence for this theory found, and how was the data collected?
What is a mid-ocean ridge?
What is one of the main pieces of evidence that mid-ocean ridges are related to Continental Drift?
What are seamounts and how do they form?
What are guyots and how do they form?
What is a deep sea trench?
Where is the deepest point in the ocean located, and how many kilometers is it below the surface?
How do mid-ocean ridges, guyots and deep sea trenches come together to form the basis of seafloor spreading?
What is meant by the term "geo-poetry"?
Why was this term applied to the theory of Seafloor Spreading?
What is the importance of the theory of Seafloor Spreading?