A geomagnetic reversal is a change in a planet's magnetic field such that the positions of magnetic north and magnetic south are interchanged. The Earth's field has alternated between period...
The polarity can be "normal" or "reversed."
The direction of the remanent magnetic
These additional events occur predominantly during reverse
As more maps were made, scientists revealed a zebra-like pattern on the ocean
floor of rocks with either
The Geomagnetic Polarity Time Scale (GPTS) has been constructed from an
analysis of ... Black represents
Furthermore, at intervals through Earth history, the
The surprising finding was that the ocean floor contained stripes of rock with
different polarities. So, some of the stripes of ocean floor would have
Currently, the Earth's magnetic north pole is located in the direction of the Earth's
geographic south pole. This is referred to as
when the magnetic polarity is the opposite from that of the magnetic chron.