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palaeomagnetism


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Field of geophysics concerned with the measurement and interpretation of remanent magnetism or the record of the Earth's past magnetic field (see geomagnetic field). Much valuable information has been obtained concerning polar wandering and continental drift.

Subjects: Physics — Earth Sciences and Geography.


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