11. Test for Polar Wandering and Some Possible Implications

  1. Collected Reprint Series
  1. E. Irving and
  2. W. A. Robertson

Published Online: 3 MAR 2014

DOI: 10.1002/9781118782149.ch11

1972, Plate Tectonics

1972, Plate Tectonics

How to Cite

Collected Reprint Series (1972) Test for Polar Wandering and Some Possible Implications, in 1972, Plate Tectonics, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1002/9781118782149.ch11

Author Information

  1. Observatories Branch, Department of Energy, Mines, and Resources Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 MAR 2014
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1972

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118786260

Online ISBN: 9781118782149

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Keywords:

  • Diastrophism;
  • Mesozoic and cenozoic;
  • Oceanic crust magnetization;
  • Paleomagnetism;
  • Polar wandering

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Comparison of Estimates

  • Causes of the Discrepancy

  • Are Polar Wandering and Drift Causally Linked?

  • Diastrophism and Geomagnetic Changes

  • A Puzzling Inconsistency: A Postscript

  • References