Izvestiya, Physics of the Solid Earth

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Variations of the main geomagnetic field intensity in the region of the Taman Peninsula during the last 13 centuries

  • I. E. NachasovaEmail author
  • O. V. Pilipenko
  • G. P. Markov


The archaeomagnetic studies of ceramics from the Hermonassa multilayer archaeological monument in the Taman Peninsula provided the data on the intensity of the main geomagnetic field in the past. The data for the interval from VIII to XX centuries A.D. demonstrate a well pronounced decreasing trend in the geomagnetic field intensity during this time. Three stages, each lasting for a few centuries, are distinguished in the variations of the centennial average field which slightly varies within each stage and generally decreases from 70 to ~45 μT during the entire period from VIII to XX centuries A.D. The variations of the geomagnetic field in the interval from XII to XVII centuries A.D. have a form of quasi-harmonic oscillations with a characteristic time of about 300 years.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. E. Nachasova
    • 1
    Email author
  • O. V. Pilipenko
    • 1
  • G. P. Markov
    • 1
  1. 1.Schmidt Institute of Physics of the EarthRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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