Palaeomagnetic and palaeoclimatological aspects of polar wandering

  title={Palaeomagnetic and palaeoclimatological aspects of polar wandering},
  author={Edward Irving},
  journal={Geofisica pura e applicata},
  • E. Irving
  • Published 1956
  • Geology
  • Geofisica pura e applicata
SummaryThis paper contains a summary of all the published palaeomagnetic observations from rocks of Pre-Tertiary age.Evidence is produced which shows that the ancient latitude deduced from the palaeomagnetic observations in several regions of the world, is similar to the latitude indicated for these same regions by palaeoclimatology. Thus it is reasonable to suppose that the magnetic and rotational axes of the Earth have approximately coincided since the Palaeozoic, as they are known to have… Expand
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