Climatic change and geomagnetic field reversals: A statistical correlation

Dates of climatic episodes recorded in deep-sea cores are compared with the dates of palaeomagnetic polarity transitions during the Upper Pliocene period. The chance that the number of observed coincident dates will be a random occurrence can be as low as 3 × 10−4, and if a suitable simple probability model holds there is apparently a probability of about 0.4 that a climatic event will cause a magnetic field reversal.

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Publication status:
Published
Author(s):
Authors: Doake, Christopher S.M.

Date:
1 January, 1978
Journal/Source:
Earth and Planetary Science Letters / 38
Page(s):
313-318
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
https://doi.org/10.1016/0012-821X(78)90105-X