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Harry Hess describes the theory of sea-floor spreading Dr. Hess' most significant contribution to the plate tectonic theory began in when he was the. Harry Hess published 'The History of Ocean Basins' in , outlining a theory of how tectonic plates can move which was later called 'sea floor spreading'. Harry Hammond Hess (May 24, – August 25, ) was a geologist and a United States Navy officer in World War II. Considered one of the "founding.
5 May Harry Hammond Hess: Spreading the seafloor. Harry Hess () in his Navy uniform as Captain of the assault transport Cape Johnson. Read and learn for free about the following article: Alfred Wegener and Harry Hess. Harry Hess (–) in his World War II Naval uniform. Photo courtesy of Princeton University, Department of Geosciences. Nothing could feel more solid.
Harry Hess became a professor of geology at Princeton in His specialty was the study of arced chains of islands with active volcanoes. When World War II. Hess proposes sea-floor spreading Photo: Harry Hess argues that the continents had once been one, and have drifted apart. With the discovery of plate . It is a common misconception that all important scientific contributions about our planet were made centuries ago. However, in , Harry Hess. HARRY HAMMOND HESS was one of the truly remarkable earth scientists of this century; indeed it would be dif- ficult to name another of comparable depth. 19 Dec - 48 sec - Uploaded by INTELECOM Geophysicist and geologist Tanya Atwater talks about seafloor spreading, an idea first articulated.