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NOAA Photo Library Image - theb2842

Magnetic anomaly map produced on SURVEYOR. Magnetic striping is readily apparent in this map of offshore California. Earlier magnetic work led directly to Theory of Seafloor Spreading. This map helped unravel the tectonic history of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Data acquired by towed proton precession magnetometer

Image ID: theb2842, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Photo Date: 1971
Credit: Captain Albert E. Theberge, NOAA Corps (ret.)

Category: Oceanography/1970-/Geophysical/

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