July-October 1950

MidPac, the first Scripps expedition to the deep Pacific, contributes to new understanding of oceanic processes and seafloor geology. Scripps makes headlines with the discovery of the mid-Pacific mountains. Studies of heat flow conducted by Roger Revelle, Sir Edward C. Bullard, and Arthur E. Maxwell raise fundamental questions that are eventually answered by plate-tectonic theory.

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1950
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