The study of geomagnetism, particularly the study of the Earth's magnetic field is of increasingly critical importance to geoscientists. This volume 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.
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.
The book is a valuable source of data usually dispersed in different publications, and it will be an obligatory reference for researchers and graduate students in the fields of geophysics and geology.--Pure and Applied Geophysics