Unformatted text preview: transform faults. The oldest ocean crust (in blue), is confined to offshore regions adjacent to the United States, Canada and western Africa. This distribution demonstrates that the North Atlantic began to open before the South Atlantic. Sea Floor Spreading 2.2…. Dynamic of the Earth (13) Just before the opening of the Atlantic Ocean, which region of the Earth was the nearest neighboor of south-east coast of North-America? Answer: When we close the ocean, we can notice that is West Africa (Senegal, Mauritania) Question 2.2…. Dynamic of the Earth (14) 2.2…. Dynamic of the Earth (15) Which forces are driving the plates?...
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- Spring '11
- Plate Tectonics, Atlantic Ocean, P. A. Bourque, Jordan transform fault