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Anomalous magnetic fabric in sediments which record an apparent geomagnetic field excursion

Nature volume 274, pages 581582 (10 August 1978) | Download Citation

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THE discussions of late Quaternary magnetic stratigraphy have presented a complex variety of magnetic events and excursions, many with differing degrees of reliability1,2. Several authors1–4 have warned against this ‘reinforcement syndrome’ in interpreting unconfirmed palaeomagnetic results. In support of these admonitions, we report here that some apparent geomagnetic field excursions recorded in sediments may not represent short-term changes in the Earth's magnetic field.

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  1. Department of Geology and Mineralogy, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210

    • ROBERT JOHN MARINO
  2. Department of Geology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602

    • BROOKS B. ELLWOOD

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