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  • n. A natural-source, electromagnetic geophysical method of imaging structures below the earth's surface


magnet- +‎ -o- + telluric (Wiktionary)



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  • Hmm, if we could just snip out the extra "e": magnotelluric. Which does appear online, but seems to be a misspelling.

    January 29, 2010

  • Look Papa, this one has all the vowels!

    January 29, 2010

  • Magma can be detected with a technique called magnetotellurics, which builds up a picture of what lies underground by measuring fluctuations in electric and magnetic fields at the surface.
    New Scientist, 13 June 2009

    June 15, 2009