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A magnetic pole of the earth as it was situated at a time in the distant past.
- ‘This paleopole is very close to the current rotation pole, and very different from previously calculated paleopoles.’
- ‘Two new palaeopoles for the Triassic of the CEIM have been obtained.’
- ‘Alternatively, if refined 2.45 Ga paleopoles for both the Kaminak and Matachewan swarms would prove to be statistically identical, it would place both cratons in approximately their current relative position at ca. 2.45 Ca.’
- ‘The ages of palaeopole reversals are known more precisely than are individual radiometric crystallization ages because of statistical advantages inherent in global rather than local events.’
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