paleomagnetism

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Related to Paleomagnetics: Palaeomagnetism, continental drift, Polar Wandering, Palæomagnetism, Sea floor spreading

pa·le·o·mag·net·ism

 (pā′lē-ō-măg′nĭ-tĭz′əm)
n.
1. The study of the remnant magnetization in rocks.
2. The earth's magnetic field as it existed in the past.

paleomagnetism

(ˌpælɪəʊˈmæɡnɪtɪzəm)
n
(Geological Science) a variant spelling of palaeomagnetism

pa•le•o•mag•net•ism

(ˌpeɪ li oʊˈmæg nɪˌtɪz əm; esp. Brit. ˌpæl i-)

n.
magnetic polarization acquired by the minerals in a rock at the time the rock was deposited or solidified.
[1850–55]

paleomagnetism

The magnetic alignment of particles in rock that occurred when the rock formed. It reflects the Earth’s magnetic field at the time.
Translations
paléomagnétisme
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I visited the research vessel Knorr during a woods Hole port call in May 1997, twenty-three years almost to the day since Paul Johnson (now at the University of Washington) and I had first gone aboard the ship to install paleomagnetics equipment that Dalhousie University had committed to Project FAMOUS (French-American Mid-Ocean Undersea Study).
She mainly works on upper crustal rocks, combining stratigraphy, structural geology, geochronology, geochemistry and paleomagnetics to solve tectonic problems.