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re: the other "Galapagos Rise"
At this time, just want to make notice that some scientists (geophysicists, etc.) give the name "Galapagos Rise" to another ocean floor feature, near, but as far as I can tell in no way related to, the Galapagos Rise described in this article. It is an area of elevation within the Nazca Plate "located between 13° S, 95.5° W and 9.5° S, 94° W." (http://www.geophysics.zmaw.de/index.php?id=59). This may be why some websites seem to avoid the term "ridge" or "rise" for the area described in this article(e.g., "Galapagos Spreading Centre"), although a number of I think knowledgeable if not authoritative (i.e., authored by geo-scientists) websites and web-posted abstracts also refer to the area of this article as the "Galapagos Rise". (Hopefully none of these scientists use the same name for both these areas). Also, I first got on to this because my Replogle "World Ocean" series globe puts the Galapagos Rise at this alternate location/definition, as well as my old National Geographic Atlas "Pacific Ocean Floor" map pages. I'm not saying anything in the article is wrong, but I think the problem is evident. I don't know how to generally, nor how Wikipedia would, deal with such authoritative ambiguity.
John McDonald 2006.08.21 6:10pm
In off-wiki (following links here) pages, the Hess Deep is discussed (e.g. a December 2002 Columbia University Earth Institute News article , with a map, "Columbia University Researchers Find Key to the Formation of New Seafloor Spreading Centers") but I've found no mention of it on Wikipedia. — Athænara ✉ 08:12, 7 February 2007 (UTC)