Accession Number : AD0479148

Title :   MAGNETIC STUDIES OF INDIAN OCEAN SEDIMENTS.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CA MARINE PHYSICAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Harrison, C. G. A.

Report Date : 16 AUG 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The measurements so far made on Indian Ocean sediments suggest that the remanence from this material is stable. Except in the piston cores, which always have a bad scatter, due to the extrusion process, only two cores show any signs of a magnetic instability. These cores come from almost the same area and there is probably some common magnetic mineral which is the cause for the instability. For most of the cores there is a good agreement with the mean direction of remanence and the dip of the axial Geomagnetic field. The pattern of magnetization expected from material with an unstable remanence would be far more scattered than has been found, and would probably show a streaking of directions. (Author)

Descriptors :   *INDIAN OCEAN), (*OCEAN BOTTOM SAMPLING, MAGNETIC PROPERTIES, MEASUREMENT, GEOMAGNETISM, MAGNETOMETERS, MUD, STABILITY, VOLCANOES, MINERALS, CLAY, SEDIMENTATION.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE