Treatise on Geophysics, Volume 5

Treatise on Geophysics, Volume 5


1st Edition - October 17, 2007

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  • Editor: Masaru Kono
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444535788
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780444534613

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Treatise on Geophysics: Geomagnetism, Volume 5, provides an overview of the most important aspects of geomagnetism. The book begins by tracing the history of the study of geomagnetism. It then reviews global models of the Earth's magnetic field; the main sources of external magnetic field contributions; and the instruments and practices used to observe and measure the full range of features of the geomagnetic field. It discusses the origins of current knowledge of the secular variation of the Earth's magnetic field; crustal magnetism; geomagnetic excursions; the study of geophysical electromagnetic induction; the magnetization process; and the status of recent magnetic field data and their applications. The remaining chapters cover the geometry of the geomagnetic field and its temporal variability as recorded in volcanic and sedimentary rocks over the past few million years; the ocean crust as a recorder of geomagnetic field variations; and the theoretical basis for paleointensity experiments in igneous and sedimentary environments. The final chapter explains the concept of true polar wander (TPW), defined as shifts in the geographic location of Earth's daily rotation axis and/or by fluctuations in the spin rate (length of day anomalies).

Key Features

  • Self-contained volume starts with an overview of the subject then explores each topic with in depth detail
  • Extensive reference lists and cross references with other volumes to facilitate further research
  • Full-color figures and tables support the text and aid in understanding
  • Content suited for both the expert and non-expert


Professional earth, solar and atmospheric scientists, along with other researchers and students who study the magnetosphere

Table of Contents

  • Preface


    Editorial Advisory Board

    1 Geomagnetism in Perspective

    2 The Present Field

    3 Magnetospheric Contributions to the Terrestrial Magnetic Field

    4 Observation and Measurement Techniques

    5 Geomagnetic Secular Variation and Its Applications to the Core

    6 Crustal Magnetism

    7 Geomagnetic Induction Studies

    8 Magnetizations in Rocks and Minerals

    9 Centennial- to Millennial-Scale Geomagnetic Field Variations

    10 Geomagnetic Excursions

    11 Time-Averaged Field and Paleosecular Variation

    12 Source of Oceanic Magnetic Anomalies and the Geomagnetic Polarity Timescale

    13 Paleointensities

    14 True Polar Wander: Linking Deep and Shallow Geodynamics to Hydro- and Bio-Spheric Hypotheses

Product details

  • No. of pages: 7000
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2007
  • Published: October 17, 2007
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444535788
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780444534613

About the Editor

Masaru Kono

Affiliations and Expertise

Okayama University, Misasa, Japan

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