Earth

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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Centers, Labs, and Programs

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.