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Geophysical Interpretation of Palaeomagnetic Directions from Great Britain

K. M. Creer, E. Irving and S. K. Runcorn
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Vol. 250, No. 974 (Aug. 29, 1957), pp. 144-156
Published by: Royal Society
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/91599
Page Count: 13
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Geophysical Interpretation of Palaeomagnetic Directions from Great Britain
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Abstract

The relation of this survey of the palaeomagnetism of the geological column in Great Britain to the problems of polar wandering and continental drift is discussed. Reference is made to similar results in the U.S.A. which show that the hypothesis of polar wandering explains the results obtained. There is also evidence for a relative movement of 1000 miles between America and Europe since Triassic times. The results also provide further evidence for reversals of the geomagnetic field.

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