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  1. (Britain, geology) Of or pertaining to palaeomagnetism
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New palaeomagnetic data from Lower Carboniferous granitoids of the orogenic root of the eastern Variscan belt show a polyphase palaeomagnetic record.
From palaeomagnetism we can determine palaeolatitude and the rotation of a terrane through time, but the palaeomagnetic data give no insight into palaeolongitude.
Large-scale tectonic reconstructions depend on linked and reliable geochronology and palaeomagnetic data.
Palaeomagnetic data indicate that the palaeolatitude of the Atacama has been close to that of the present day since the late Jurassic.
The many terranes without reliable palaeomagnetic data are placed according to the affinities of their contained fauna.
The Late Palaeozoic palaeomagnetic database for Siberia is poor apart from Late Permian times.

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