Magnetics & Polarity

Mid-Ocean Ridges: Magnetics & Polarity How Fast is the Mid-Ocean Ridge Spreading? When lava gets erupted at the mid-ocean ridge axis it cools and turns into hard rock. As it cools it becomes permanently magnetized in the direction of the Earth’s magnetic field. Magnetometers, towed near the sea surface behind research ships or mounted on … Continue reading Magnetics & Polarity