Reversals of the Earth's Magnetic Field

Reversals of the Earth's Magnetic Field

Book - 1994
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Cambridge Univ Pr
Reversals of the Earth's magnetic field have played a major role in establishing plate tectonics and a geological time scale.
This book deals with the particular case of reversals of the Earth's magnetic field. These have played a major role in the development of plate tectonics and in establishing a geological time scale. The magnetism of rocks is discussed in some detail with a warning of possible misinterpretations of the record. The latest observational results and theories are reviewed with special attention to the structure and geometry of the transition field. Changing conditions at the core-mantle boundary, their effect on reversals, the generation of plumes and the possible correlation of reversals with tectonic changes, ice ages or mass extinctions are thoroughly discussed, including suggested periodicities in the reversal record and in other geophysical data.

Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1994
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780521450720
0521450721
Branch Call Number: 538.72 1994
Characteristics: viii, 346 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm

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