Geomagnetic reversals

1929

Geomagnetic reversals

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Motonori Matuyama plate tectonics

Geomagnetic reversals

Sea-floor record

Disorder

Motonori Matuyama’s proof generated little interest at the time; however, it became more significant in the late fifties when studies of continental drift and sea-floor spreading required an understanding of geomagnetic reversals. Today, the most recent reversal is named after him.

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