Explore an interactive representation of the process of science. Home Glossary Search Understanding Science 101 For teachers Resource library
Resource library : Image library:

To save: right-click (Windows) or control-click (Mac) on the image and select "Save image."

Magnetic flip-flops

Image caption:
As new seafloor forms, the igneous rock records the current state of the Earth's magnetic field. Sedimentary rock layers forming at the bottom of the ocean may also record these magnetic flip-flops as sediment layers slowly build up over time.

See the Understanding Science page where this image appears.

<< Back to search results

Image credit:
If you use this image in your own non-commercial project please credit it to the University of California Museum of Paleontology's Understanding Science (http://www.understandingscience.org).

 


Home | About | Copyright | Credits and Collaborations | Contact | Subscribe | Translations