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1. The study of the remnant magnetization in rocks.
2. The earth's magnetic field as it existed in the past.
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(Geological Science) a variant spelling of palaeomagnetism
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(ˌpeɪ li oʊˈmæg nɪˌtɪz əm; esp. Brit. ˌpæl i-)

magnetic polarization acquired by the minerals in a rock at the time the rock was deposited or solidified.
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The magnetic alignment of particles in rock that occurred when the rock formed. It reflects the Earth’s magnetic field at the time.
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Among their topics are the provenance and alteration of feldspathic and quartzose sediments in southern Mexico: an application of Krynine's hypothesis on second-cycle arkose, the paleomagnetism and rotation history of the Blue Mountains in Oregon, Late Cenozoic uplift and shortening in the central California Coast Ranges and the development of the San Joaquin Basin foreland, local-to-distance provenance cyclicity of the southern Front Range in central Colorado: insights from detrial zircon geochronology, and Cenozoic basin evolution in the Indus-Yarlung suture zone and High Himalaya.
Similarly, only one article, "Paleomagnetism of the sveconorwegian mobile belt of the fennoscandian shield" (Stearn & Piper, 1984) had a high [CPP.sub.2016] of 54.
Remanence in magnetic storage devices is used as a source of information on the past Earth's magnetic field in paleomagnetism. [24]
Paleomagnetism of the Devonian Catskill red beds: Evidence for motion of the coastal New England-Canadian maritime region relative to cratonic North America.
Paleomagnetism and geochronology of the Malani Igneous Suite, Northwest India: Implications for the configuration of Rodinia and the assembly of Gondwana.
Many innovations, including paleomagnetism, sonar mapping, K-Ar geochronology, and submersible ocean-floor vehicles enabled the development of a plausible mechanism for "drift" beyond Wegener's "guess" and Holmes's 1929 almost-correct idea (p.
In this study, imaging logs and paleomagnetism were used to determine the stress direction.
Palaeo- and rock magnetic measurements were carried out in the Laboratory of Paleomagnetism, Institute of Geology AS CR, v.
This workshop module was based on work supported by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE grant number OSCI 7-10 3D2G200-667-OSCI--04DR-02), and included five units--topography, earthquakes, volcanoes, paleomagnetism, and plate tectonics.
Paleomagnetism of sedimentary rocks; process and interpretation.
Zijderveld, "AC demagnetization of rocks: analysis of results," in Method in Paleomagnetism, D.