paleomagnetics


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Related to paleomagnetics: Palaeomagnetism, continental drift, Polar Wandering, Palæomagnetism, Sea floor spreading

paleomagnetics

[¦pāl·ē·ō·mag′ned·iks]
(geophysics)
The study of the direction and intensity of the earth's magnetic field throughout geologic time.
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A few weeks later, Dalhousie Postdoctoral Fellow Paul Johnson and I set off for WHOI to install our suite of paleomagnetics gear aboard the ship.
In the Paleomagnetics Laboratory, a state-of-the-art magnetometer reads the record of Earth's magnetic field changes, information that helps determine the ages of rocks cored and at what latitude they were originally formed.
Seven laboratory levels occupy 1,115 square meters aboard JOIDES Resolution to provide space and equipment for studies in sedimentology, paleontology, petrology, geochemistry, geophysics, paleomagnetics, and physical properties.