Magnetic Boundaries in the North Atlantic Ocean

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Science  14 Jul 1967:
Vol. 157, Issue 3785, pp. 185-187
DOI: 10.1126/science.157.3785.185


Magnetic boundaries parallel the continental slope and separate undisturbed from disturbed magnetic regions on both sides of the North Atlantic. The boundaries lie 2000 to 2500 kilometers from the axis of the mid-Atlantic ridge and roughly equidistant from it. The undisturbed zone, lying on the continental side of the boundaries, may reflect the long period of no reversals in magnetic polarity that occurred during the late Paleozoic.