Anomalous Features of the Pacific: Is Sea Floor Spreading a Real Phenomenon ?

Organization: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Pages: 5
Publication Date: Jan 1, 1987
Present knowledge of the Pacific floor in- dicates: Postulated subduction zones and/or moving basements overlain by undisturbed sediments. Contiguous mantle convections of conflict ing directions and variable rates. Disharmony between transform faults and mantle convections. =hese features are shown to be difficult to reconcile with conventional hypotheses of sea f 1mr spreading and cast the model into serious doubt.
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