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what is "the Moho"?

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ocean seismic exercise 

This A-level standard practical exercise allows students to re-examine the assumptions that underpin conventional ideas about the internal structure of the ocean crust and nature of the Moho boundary.

 

It allows them to use real data to come up with alternative interpretations for the seismic structure and thereby to question long-held 'text-book' models for the formation and structure of ocean crust."

.pdf | 5 pages

A Level Geology

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earth structure and global tectonics

.doc | 6 pages

A Level Geology

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plate tectonics

.doc | 6 pages

GCSE Geology

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Recent research in plate
tectonics and relevance to
the new National Curriculum

Powerpoint | 18 pages

GCSE Geology

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videos
IODP Expedition 360 Podcast Trailer

Follow along with Expedition 360 as it explores the crust-mantle transition and seeks understand more about how our Earth works!

1 minute 36 seconds

Expedition 360 at a Glance

During December 2015 and January 2016, 122 people set off on an expedition to begin drilling a hole in the middle of the Indian Ocean that may one day be the first to reach all the way through the Earth's crust to the mantle. This is a brief glance into the daily sights aboard the ship.

3 minutes 7 seconds