Treatise on Geophysics

Edited By

  • Masaru Kono, Okayama University, Misasa, Japan

The study of geomagnetism, particularly the study of the Earth's magnetic vield is of increasingly critical importance to geoscientists. Geomagnetism presents various aspects of the magnetic field of Earth. After an overview, topics covered include magnetospheric interactions, secular variation, magnetic induction, archeomagnetism, reversals, excursions, oceanic and continental magnetic anomalies, and long-term behaviors of the magnetic field. The mathematical techniques for treating these phenomena are discussed in detail. The electric and magnetic properties of Earth materials, as well as basic experimental and observational techniques are also described.
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Book information

  • Published: August 2009
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-53461-3

Table of Contents

5.01 Geomagnetism in Perspective, 5.02 The Present Field, 5.03 Magnetospheric Contributions to the Terrestrial Magnetic Field, 5.04 Observation and Measurement Techniques, 5.05 Geomagnetic Secular Variation and Its Applications to the Core, 5.06 Crustal Magnetism, 5.07 Geomagnetism, 5.08 Magnetizations in Rocks and Minerals, 5.09 Centennial- to Millennial-Scale Geomagnetic Field Variations, 5.10 Geomagnetic Excursions, 5.11 Time-Averaged Field and Paleosecular Variation, 5.12 Source of Oceanic Magnetic Anomalies and the Geomagnetic Polarity Timescale, 5.13 Paleointensities, 5.14 True Polar Wander: Linking Deep and Shallow Geodynamics to Hydro- and Bio-Spheric Hypotheses.