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The Time for Geography team is in southwest Iceland to explore the boundary between two of the Earth's largest tectonic plates!
In this video, we team up with Dr Rich Waller to explore how energy from deep within the Earth drives the plates apart at divergent—or constructive—plate boundaries to create new oceanic crust.
Written and developed by: Rich Waller, Rhian Meara, Rob Parker, Harriet Ridley, Tony Escritt, Tim Parker.
Videography by: Vratislav Karas, Rob Parker, Harriet Ridley.
NASA Scientist Reveals Greenland's Geologic Past by NASA is in the public domain.
Scotese, C.R., 2019. Plate Tectonics, Paleogeography, and Ice Ages is licensed under CC-BY-3.0.
Kīlauea Volcano — USA Overlight of Lower East Rift Zone by USGS is in the public domain.