An examination of simulated geomagnetic reversals from a palaeomagnetic perspective

  title={An examination of simulated geomagnetic reversals from a palaeomagnetic perspective},
  author={Robert S. Coe and Lionel Hongre and Gary A. Glatzmaier},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences},
  pages={1141 - 1170}
  • R. CoeL. HongreG. Glatzmaier
  • Published 15 March 2000
  • Physics
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Four magnetic polarity reversals that occurred during two numerical simulations of the Glatzmaier–Roberts geodynamo display a range of behaviour that resembles records of real reversals of the Earth‘s magnetic field in some ways, and suggests additional insights in others. Two reversals happened during the homogeneous simulation, which prescribes spatially uniform heat flux at the core–mantle boundary (CMB); and two occurred during the tomographic simulation, which specifies variable CMB heat… 

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