November 30, 2012
New Ocean Floor Formation Model Sparks Debate
Lillian Sando, Cosmos Magazine
This week’s edition of the British journal Nature contains a paper that is sparking fiery debate among the world’s leading geochemists.
The paper’s authors propose a new model that could knock the foundations out from under long-held views on the composition and characteristics of Earth’s mantle, the layer beneath our planet’s crust.
TAGGED: magma, ocean floor