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Where the Earth Splits Open [Suspended, We'll Keep You Posted] (Closed)

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


CSUMB at Ryan Ranch, 8 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Monterey


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.