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Geophysics: A reversal of geomagnetic polarity

January 1, 1986

The detailed behaviour of the geomagnetic field during reversals is documented by palaeomagnetists to constrain models of the geomagnetic dynamo. Reversals are studied by measuring the magnetic remanence preserved in rocks to obtain both the direction and intensity of the ancient magnetic field.

Publication Year 1986
Title Geophysics: A reversal of geomagnetic polarity
DOI 10.1088/0031-9112/37/7/018
Authors Edward A. Mankinen
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Physics Bulletin
Index ID 70197163
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center