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Geomagnetism, Paleomagnetism

The study of the earth's changing magnetic field at geological and societal timescales, especially through the analysis of remanent magnetism in rocks and human artifacts.

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The main function of the Scripps Paleomagnetic Laboratory is to analyze the magnetic properties of rocks. This is done with the purpose of deciphering the ancient geomagnetic field, and to aid in geological research.

Earth News

Oct 22, 2021 Seamount Named for Iconic Scripps Oceanographer Walter Munk

Seamount Named for Iconic Scripps Oceanographer Walter Munk

The new Munk Guyot southwest of Hawaii was mapped by research vessel S...

Sep 16, 2021 Scripps Oceanography Welcomes New Faculty Members

Scripps Oceanography Welcomes New Faculty Members

Colleen Petrik and Vashan Wright are among the most recent faculty hir...