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Age Data for the Reykjanes Ridge
File Name
Data Type spreadsheet
Computer Program Microsoft Excel 2000
File Size 45.00 KB - 2 files [ pdf,xls ]
Expert Level High School (Grade 9-12)
Contributor ERESE Database Team
Source Enduring Resources for Earth Science Education (ERESE)
Resource Matrix Seafloor Spreading
The attached spreadsheet provides data taken from sampling locations across the Reykjanes Ridge in the Atlantic Ocean, just southwest of Iceland. The latitude and longitude coordinates represent sites that span 200 km on each side of the ridge. A rough calculation for the seafloor spreading rate can be made as well using the samples ages and their respective distances from the ridge. The Age Data map for the Seafloor Along the Reykjanes Ridge from this data set depicts the region and sampling sites for the data.
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