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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

Jun 23, 2021 Scientists Track Sudden Disappearance of Antarctic Ice Shelf Lake

Scientists Track Sudden Disappearance of Antarctic Ice Shelf Lake

Detailed observations enable better understanding of future ice shelf ...

May 12, 2021 Climate Colder on Land During Last Ice Age than Thought

Climate Colder on Land During Last Ice Age than Thought

Study uses dissolved gases in ancient groundwater as a thermometer for...