Background: Images of the Sea-Floor


Activity 1:
Fracture zones are very unusually geologic features. They do not have analogues on the continents. The characteristics describing them in the introduction clearly set them apart from other geologic features. This page contains an animated flyby of a fracture zone. As you view the animation, try to identify the features characteristic of a fracture zone/transform fault. In particular, see if you can identify where the flyover crosses the ridge itself.

Pitman Fracture Zone

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