paleointensity

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paleo- +‎ intensity

Noun[edit]

paleointensity (plural paleointensities)

  1. (geology) The intensity of geomagnetism at a given location at a particular time in the geologic past
    • 2007, Joseph S. Stoner & Guillaume St-Onge, “Magnetic Stratigraphy in Paleooceanography”, in Proxies in Late Cenozoic Paleoceanography[1], ISBN 0444527559, page 123:
      Paleointensity cannot be predicted by theory or from numerical simulation, since the mechanisms involved in the geodynamo are not sufficiently constrained.