Tectonic fabric of the Atlantic and Indian oceans and continental drift

@article{Heezen1965TectonicFO,
  title={Tectonic fabric of the Atlantic and Indian oceans and continental drift},
  author={Bruce Charles Heezen and M. Lynn Tharp},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences},
  year={1965},
  volume={258},
  pages={106 - 90}
}
  • B. Heezen, M. Tharp
  • Published 28 October 1965
  • Geology
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences
The floor of the Indian Ocean is dominated by (1) the seismically active Mid-Oceanic Ridge, (2) scattered linear micro-continents (mostly meridional), and (3) fracture zones (some displace the axis of the Mid-Oceanic Ridge and others parallel the micro-continents). The pattern suggests that movement along the Diamantina Fracture Zone has displaced Australia to the east relative to Broken Ridge. In the Arabian Sea north-northeast trending fracture zones have displaced the axis of the Carlsberg… Expand
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