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self-reversal

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

The ability of certain ferromagnetic materials to acquire a thermal remanence in the opposite direction to the ambient magnetic field. Usually this requires the interaction of two or more...

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Spreading Seafloors

James Lawrence Powell.

in Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences

December 2014; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Social Science). 3196 words.

This chapter discusses paleomagnetic research that focused on spreading seafloors and their relevance to continental drift. By 1964, paleomagnetic research was already shifting direction....

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