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Red Sea Spreading
A discussion on the plate tectonic movements under the Red Sea.
# 115214 | 4,989 words | 11 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Jul 12, 2009 in Geology and Geophysics (General)

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The spreading of the seafloor under the Red Sea offers researchers a chance to study several important areas of science and apply what is learned to a better understanding of earth, earth's history, and perhaps other planets in the Solar System such as Mars. This paper reviews and examines existing science related to the tectonic plates (African and Arabian plates) beneath the Red Sea, the explanation for their movement apart and the dynamics of the hydrothermal activities that are part of the plate spreading itself. The Red Sea is of particular interest to scientists and this paper provides thorough reviews of the research conducted to date and examines why that research is of great value to science and to an understanding of how the Earth was formed. This paper includes figures and pictures.

Red Sea Geologic Evolution
Spreading Seafloor Dynamics Beneath the Oceans and Seas
Red Sea Rupturing: Recent Research
Red Sea Hydrothermal Processes: Link to Life and Link to Mars
Recent Red Sea Science: Discussion
Works Cited

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Coleman, Robert G. (1993). Geologic Evolution of the Red Sea. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Hamilton, Rosanna L. (1997). Earth's Interior & Plate Tectonics. Los Alamos National Laboratory. Retrieved April 11, 2008, from
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  • Pirajno, F., & Van Kranendonk, M.J. (2005) Review of hydrothermal processes and systems on Earth and implications for Martian analogues. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, vol. 52, 329-351.

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