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Where the Earth Splits Open

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Course Description:

The mid-ocean ridge is, by far, the longest mountain range on Earth, spanning four oceans. Here, seafloor spreading takes place and new ocean crust and tectonic plates are formed. The mid-ocean ridge has the most extensive volcanic activity and the hottest hot springs on the planet. Geophysicist James McClain examines this powerful Earth-shaping ridge and uses observations from sight (submarines) and sound (earthquakes) to help us understand how it works.

 

Tuition: $25.00

Additional Fees: $0.00


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Day/Time

Thursdays, May 14, 21 *1:00 - 2:00pm* (2 sessions)

Location

CSUMB at Ryan Ranch, 8 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Monterey

Facilitator:

James McClain, Ph.D., received his doctorate in geophysics from the University of Washington. He is Professor Emeritus at UC Davis where he taught courses in geology, geophysics and oceanography.