Formation of the North Central Atlantic Ocean by
Sea Floor Spreading, animation


Shows the growth of the North Central Atlantic Ocean between Africa and North America from 170 million years ago to the present.

To view this movie, click on the images.


Download: North Central Atlantic Spreading Movie (47 MB)



This movie was created by Tanya Atwater in Photoshop, Morph and FinalCut. It was originally made for inclusion in an introductory movie for the Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons, Maryland. Funding was supplied by a grant from the National Science Foundation. Templates for the images were downloaded from O.D.S.N. Plate Tectonic Reconstruction Service at http://www.odsn.de/odsn/services/paleomap/paleomap.html


Comments on this and all of the materials offered on this site are welcomed: atwater@geol.ucsb.edu