palaeomagnetism


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palaeomagnetism

(ˌpælɪəʊˈmæɡnɪˌtɪzəm)
n
(Geological Science) the study of the fossil magnetism in rocks, used to determine the past configurations of the continents and to investigate the past shape and magnitude of the earth's magnetic field
ˌpalaeomagˈnetic adj
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The project will provide: (i) extensive training in field-based tectonic applications of palaeomagnetism, directly complementing the Fellow s existing expertise and experience in laboratory techniques, thereby allowing her to conduct future investigations in complex tectonic environments; and (ii) engagement with the international oceanic scientific community, opening future opportunities to move into oceanic geodynamic research.
He said that they have reviewed these and combined them with the new figures from palaeomagnetism in order to expand upon the chronology of this level TD6 of the Gran Dolina and the fossils it contains.
The team dated the archaeological remains using palaeomagnetism, a technique that identifies the fossilized direction of the Earths magnetic field in sediments, the findings of which are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science journal.
Classification of the reversal test In palaeomagnetism, Geophysical Journal International, 103, 725-729.
You will learn a huge amount about how palaeomagnetism allows us to reconstruct the swings in the Earth's magnetic field, about how the decay of potassium into argon in mica grains plays a starring role in charting geological chronologies, and about how clues in the rocks of Italy help to shore up the theory that, at the end of the Cretaceous period, a mighty meteorite or comet smashed into the Yucatan Peninsula and wiped out the dinosaurs.
The sequence of kiln technology development at Si Satchanalai has been fairly well established through a combination of radiocarbon and thermoluminescence dating, palaeomagnetism and stratigraphic analysis (Barbetti and Hein, 1989).
1959, Palaeomagnetism in some Norwegian Sparagmites and the Late pre-Cambrian Ice Age: Nature, v.