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Conference on the Magnetization of the Oceanic Crust Steers Future Research

H. Paul Johnson; Dennis V. Kent; Maurice A. Tivey; Jeffrey S. Gee; Roger L. Largon; Robert W. Embley

Title:
Conference on the Magnetization of the Oceanic Crust Steers Future Research
Author(s):
Johnson, H. Paul
Kent, Dennis V.
Tivey, Maurice A.
Gee, Jeffrey S.
Largon, Roger L.
Embley, Robert W.
Date:
Type:
Articles
Department:
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Volume:
78
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Book/Journal Title:
Eos
Abstract:
Because marine magnetic anomalies arise from the combination of seafloor spreading and geomagnetic polarity reversals, they delineate a history of global plate motions and geomagnetic field behavior. Thirty years ago, interpretation of sea surface magnetometer profiles led to the plate tectonics revolution. Recent developments in high resolution magnetic studies are similarly changing our view of the structure and evolution of oceanic crust and beginning to answer basic questions concerning geomagnetic field behavior. In response to these developments, the Conference on the Magnetization of Oceanic Crust was held September 21-24,1996, on Orcas Island in Washington State. Forty-seven scientists representing 20 institutions in seven countries attended the conference, which was funded by the National Science Foundation, the Ridge Interdisciplinary Global Experiment (RIDGE), and the United States Science Advisory Committee (USSAC).
Subject(s):
Geophysics
Publisher DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/97EO00133
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