ocean floor spreading


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ocean floor spreading

n
(Geological Science) another term for seafloor spreading
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These controls include rates of ocean floor spreading and subduction, slab pull and ocean ridge push forces, and the geometrical, rheological and thermal properties of the tectonic plates and their margins.

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