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Rift! Geologic Clues to What’s Tearing Africa Apart

Synopsis
East Africa is one of the most geologically intriguing places on the planet: a place where the African continent is literally ripping apart. Deep rift valleys, active volcanoes, and hot springs are dramatic evidence for the powerful forces deep within the earth that are slowly reshaping the continent. Geochemist David Hilton visits the East African Rift Valley where he and his colleagues use geologic samples to understand this dynamic region. [55 minutes]
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2014
Subjects
Geology
Keywords
Africa; geochemistry; geophysics; rift basins; volcanoes

Online availability

URI
http://www.uctv.tv/shows/Rift-Geologic-Clues-to-Whats-Tearing-Africa-Apart-27844
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed

Credits

Contributor
David Hilton

Distributor

Name

University of California Television

Email
knowledge@uctv.tv
Web
http://www.uctv.tv/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 858 534-9412
Address
9500 Gilman Drive
M/C 0176T
La Jolla
CA 920930176
USA

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