Thousands of years ago, Earth’s magnetic poles flipped. What will happen the next time they reverse? Tara explains.
Extremely rapid directional change during Matuyama-Brunhes geomagnetic polarity reversal
“We report a palaeomagnetic investigation of the last full geomagnetic field reversal, the Matuyama-Brunhes (M-B) transition, as preserved in a continuous sequence of exposed lacustrine sediments in the Apennines of Central Italy.”
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