Formation of the South Atlantic Ocean by
Sea Floor Spreading, animation


Shows the growth of the South Atlantic Ocean between Africa and South America from 120 million years ago to the present. Two versions are offered, with red plate boundaries and with yellow plate boundaries.


To view these movies, click on their images.


Download: South Atlantic Spreading Movies (39 MB)


These movies were created by Tanya Atwater in Photoshop, Morph and FinalCut. 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