Dynamics of a seafloor-spreading episode at the East Pacific Rise

@article{Tan2016DynamicsOA,
  title={Dynamics of a seafloor-spreading episode at the East Pacific Rise},
  author={Yen Joe Tan and M. Tolstoy and Felix Waldhauser and William S. D. Wilcock},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2016},
  volume={540},
  pages={261-265}
}
Seafloor spreading is largely unobserved because 98 per cent of the global mid-ocean-ridge system is below the ocean surface. Our understanding of the dynamic processes that control seafloor spreading is thus inferred largely from geophysical observations of spreading events on land at Afar in East Africa and Iceland. However, these are slow-spreading centres influenced by mantle plumes. The roles of magma pressure and tectonic stress in the development of seafloor spreading are still unclear… 

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