Earth 

The Farallon Plate

Farallon Plate sinks beneath North American Plate and scrapes along bottom of continent for 1,500 kilometers before sinking again.


Visualization Credits

James W. Williams (GST): Lead Animator
Hans-Peter Bunge (Princeton University): Scientist
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

Short URL to share this page:
http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?1322

This item is part of this series:
SC2000

Keywords:
SVS >> Farallon Plate
SVS >> Plate Tectonics
SVS >> Rocky Mountains
SVS >> Subduction
NASA Science >> Earth