Topics involved in studies of the Earth's magnetic field and its secular variation range from the intricate observations of geomagnetism, to worldwide studies of archeomagnetism and paleomagnetism, through to the complex mathematics of dynamo theory. Traditionally these different aspects of geomagnetism have been studied and presented in isolation from each other. The Magnetic Field of the Earth draws together these major lines of inquiry into an integrated framework to highlight the interrelationships and thus to provide a more comprehensive understanding of the geomagnetic field.
The text is organized so that paleomagnetists and dynamo theoreticians may both benefit from the results and arguments presented by the other. A particular example is the presentation of paleomagnetic results to illuminate the observational constraints on geodynamo theory. Conversely, dynamo theory is explained in such a way that paleomagnetists may utilize it to present their data more effectively. Other important features of the book include a discussion of planetary magnetic fields and their implications for dynamo theory and the most recent set of magnetic charts. This unique integrated approach to the subject will make The Magnetic Field of the Earth an invaluable reference book for all geophysicists, particularly those wishing to gain insight into alternative branches of research.
* The only book to integrate material from geomagnetism, paleomagnetism, and dynamo theory
* Spans a breadth of material greater than any other textbook published in the past 50 years
* Covers introductory material and complex concepts, making it useful to students as well as to researchers in the field
* Explains the basics of each topic in a comprehensive manner
* Reviews state-of-the-art knowledge in each area
* Discusses the development and analysis of geomagnetic reversal sequences in detail
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Our knowledge of the Earth's field has developed over many centuries. Traditionally, the different aspects of geomagnetism, such as archeomagnetish, paleomagnetish, and the complex mathematics of dynamo theory, have been studied in isolation from each other. The Magnetic Field of the Earth draws together these major lines of inquiry into an integrated framework to highlight their interrelationships and provide a more comprehensive understanding of the geomagnetic field and its application to investigations of our planet's deep interior. Thereticians and observationalists will welcome the volume's unique approach.About the Author:
Ronald T. Merrill is a Professor of Geophysics and Geological Sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle and a Fellow of the American GeophysicalUnion.
Michael W. McElhinny is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and recipient of its Mawson Medal, a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and recipient of its Fleming Medal, and an Honorary Fellow of the Geological Society of America.
Phillip L. McFadden is Chief Research Scientist in the Australian Geological Survey Organization, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, and a recipient of the Jubilee Medal of the Geological Society of South Africa.
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Book Description Academic Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 012491246X New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.3447826
Book Description Academic Press, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11012491246X