Talking about Sinking ocean raised bridge (ScienceAlert)

 

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Talking about Sinking ocean raised bridge (ScienceAlert)
EventsJobsEarth & ClimateLife & EnvironmentMatter, Energy & SpaceInnovation & TechnologyFarming & ResourcesCulture & BehaviourMedical & Health News _________________________________________ Sinking ocean raised bridge Thursday, 05 March 2009 Monash University As the tectonic plate sank, it is thought tohave raised a chain of volcanic islands.Image: iStockphoto Monash geoscientist Mr Wouter Schellart and a team of international researchers have discovered an entire ocean that was destroyed 50 to 20 million years ago when its sea floor sank 1100 kilometres into the Earth between Australia and New Zealand. Using new computer modelling programs, Mr Schellart was able to reconstruct the cataclysm that took place when the tectonic plate underlying the ocean basin sank (subducted) into the Earth’s interior and at the same time formed a long chain of volcanic islands at the surface. The researchers think that this chain of volcanic islands formed a geographical connection between New Caledonia and New Zealand

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