Volume 19, Number 1 (1992)
Articles

Age of the Ocean Floor: A Digital Data Set for the Labrador Sea and Western North Atlantic

Walter R. Roest
Geophysics Division, Geological Survey of Canada, Observatory Crescent, Ottawa, Ontario.
R. Dietmar Müller
Scripps Océanographie Institution, La Jolla, California, USA.
Jacob Verhoef
Atlantic Geoscience Centre,Geological Survey of Canada, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
Published March 3, 1992
How to Cite
Roest, W. R., Müller, R. D., & Verhoef, J. (1992). Age of the Ocean Floor: A Digital Data Set for the Labrador Sea and Western North Atlantic. Geoscience Canada, 19(1). Retrieved from https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/GC/article/view/3749

Abstract

A digital grid of ocean floor ages was constructed from a combination of magnetic anomaly identifications and recent plate kinematic models of the North Atlantic and Labrador Sea. Comparing large gridded geophysical data sets with these gridded age values is a powerful means of studying the variation of geophysical parameters with lithospheric age, and the dynamic processes in the Earth. The data set from the western North Atlantic and Labrador Sea shows the dependence on age of bathymetry, depth-to-basement and gravity.