Magnetism is important in environmental studies for several reasons, the two most fundamental being that most substances exhibit some form of magnetic behavior, and that iron is one of the most common elements in the Earth's crust. Once sequestered in a suitable material, magnetic particles constitute a natural archive of conditions existing in former times. Magnetism provides a tracer of paleo-climatic and paleo-environmental conditions and processes.
Environmental Magnetism details the occurrence and uses of magnetic materials in the natural environment. The first half of the volume describes the basic principles. The second half discusses the applications of magnetic measurements in various environmental settings on land, in lakes, in the ocean, and even various biological organisms.
* Material is broadly applicable to environmental studies
* Case histories illustrate key points
* Extensive bibliography makes further research quick and easy
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2. Basic Magnetism
3. Enviromagnetic Minerals
4. Measurement and Techniques
5. Processes and Pathways
7. Magnetoclimatology and Past Global Change
8. Mass Transport
9. Magnetism in the Biosphere
10. Magnetic Monitoring of Pollution
11. Archaeological and Early Hominid Environments
12. Our Planetary Magnetic Environment