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dc.contributor.authorDenham, Charles R.  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-17T19:20:37Z
dc.date.available2018-04-17T19:20:37Z
dc.date.issued1981-06
dc.identifier.citationDenham, C. R. (1981). Viscous demagnetization and the longevity of paleomagnetic polarity messages. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. https://doi.org/10.1575/1912/10263
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/10263
dc.descriptionAlso published as: Geophysical Research Letters 8 (1981): 137-140en_US
dc.description.abstractViscous decay of magnetic polarity messages in rocks is slowed 3- to-6 fold by the reversing nature of the geomagnetic field, compared with the effect expected in a field that is constantly polarized oppositely to the original remanence. The process is studied analytically and numerically for the known geomagnetic polarity sequence, as well as for simulated sequences having constant-length and Poisson-distributed lengths of polarity intervals. For equal average-interval lengths, the random Poisson reversing process causes more rapid decay than does the periodic reversing process.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipPrepared for the Office of Naval Research under Contract N00014-74-C-0262; NR 083-004. This work was also supported by a Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Post-Doctoral Fellowship.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherWoods Hole Oceanographic Institutionen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWHOI Technical Reportsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWHOI-81-52en_US
dc.subjectPaleomagnetismen_US
dc.subjectSedimentsen_US
dc.titleViscous demagnetization and the longevity of paleomagnetic polarity messagesen_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1575/1912/10263


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