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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.


(Geological Science) a variant spelling of palaeomagnetism


(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.


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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Remanence in magnetic storage devices is used as a source of information on the past Earth's magnetic field in paleomagnetism.
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.
Paleomagnetism in Mesozoic rocks of the Northern Andes and its implications in Mesozoic tectonics of northwestern South America.
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.
All activities used throughout the workshop were designed to lead to conclusions about plate tectonics, stressing that the discovery of patterns in scientific data of topography, spatial distributions of earthquakes and volcanoes, and paleomagnetism have led to the theory of plate tectonics.
Paleomagnetism of sedimentary rocks; process and interpretation.
1968: Paleomagnetism, Potassium-Argon Ages and Petrology of some Volcanic Rocks.
Papers combine interdisciplinary research results using structural geology, geophysics, sedimentology, stratigraphy, paleontology, paleomagnetism, and subsidence modeling obtained through the MEBE (Middle East Basins Evolution) Programme.
Rock magnetism and paleomagnetism of porcelanites/clinkers from the western Dacic Basin (Romania), Geol.