paleomagnetism love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The study of the remanent magnetization in rocks.
  • n. The earth's magnetic field as it existed in the past.

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  • n. The study of the strength and direction of the Earth's magnetic field as it has changed over geologic time.

Etymologies

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From paleo- +‎ magnetism.

Examples

  • Till recently, Steve Gillett was a research professor at the Mackay School of Mines, University of Nevada, Reno, where he'd worked on Paleozoic paleomagnetism, lunar resources, and seismic risk at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, the proposed high-level nuclear waste repository.

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  • Following the early work of von Humboldt, von Buch and Lyell, an enormous amount of vulcanological research has been done and is still carried out - into volcanic seismic activity, earthquakes, paleomagnetism and the collection of geo-chronological data.

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  • Confidence limits in paleomagnetism: Alternatives to Fisher's solution (Paper - Geological Survey of Canada; 78-25) by Andre Larochelle

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  • And the evidence builds as you move from discipline ot discipline, and study to study: plate tectonics, paleontology, mitochondrial DNA, molecular biology, paleomagnetism, etc., etc.

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  • One aspect of paleomagnetism that has fascinated me since I took Geology 112 at Tulane, is that numerous times in the past the poles have done more than just wander - they have reversed positions entirely.

    Poles Will Wander

  • And let's not forget how these same Christian fundamentalists will summarily dismiss the absolutely overwhelming evidence for biological evolution from diverse fields of study such as biology, geology, paleontology, microbiology, paleomagnetism, cosmology, etc., and yet, they are ABSOLUTELY convinced of the credibility of an ancient story of someone who had a vision.

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  • That ash can be dated by two methods: the decay of radioactive elements contained in it and _paleomagnetism_, which detects the imprint of the Earth's magnetic field in rock strata, using changes in that field to determine the era in which the rocks were formed.

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  • He deals with the history of the theories of evolution and plate tectonics, his own experiences researching paleomagnetism, the economics of the spice trade, telegraphy; he provides a lengthy history of the Dutch colonization of Indonesia.

    Krakatoa.

  • The finds were dated by both paleomagnetism and potassium-argon methods by Carl C. Swisher of the Berkeley Geochronology Center.

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  • Chris Rowan is a geologist specialising in the dark arts of paleomagnetism, and getting people to pay him to travel to exotic destinations for fieldwork.

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