Posted by: Michael Ritter PhD | July 27, 2006

Satellite Captures Creation of New Continental Crust

Satellite imagery is giving scientists a glimpse at crustal thinning from spreading plates in the Afar Desert of Ethopia. Spreading of 12 cm per year will yield a new sea in millions of years.

Read article at Scientific American
TPE Link: Plate boundaries; Aerial Photographs and Remote Sensing

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