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How the geomagnetic field vector reverses polarity

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DOI: 10.1038/316230a0

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Abstract

A highly detailed record of both the direction and intensity of the Earth's magnetic field as it reverses has been obtained from a Miocene volcanic sequence. The transitional field is low in intensity and is typically non-axisymmetric. Geomagnetic impulses corresponding to astonishingly high rates of change of the field sometimes occur, suggesting that liquid velocity within the Earth's core increases during geomagnetic reversals. ?? 1985 Nature Publishing Group.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
How the geomagnetic field vector reverses polarity
Series title:
Nature
DOI:
10.1038/316230a0
Volume
316
Issue:
6025
Year Published:
1985
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
230
Last page:
234
Number of Pages:
5