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Paleomagnetism Lab

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Front yard hummingbirds hatch, grow, and launch : 5/6/12 to 5/29/12

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Scott Bogue is a professor of geology (and now an Associate Dean too) at Occidental College in Eagle Rock, California. He teaches a a variety of courses, and is a practicing paleomagnetist with interests in geomagnetic reversals and the tectonics of western North America.

Despite what you may have read elsewhere on the web, Scott does NOT believe that the earth's magnetic field can (or did) reverse polarity in a few years, nor that there is any geologic evidence supporting such a claim. Rather, Scott and colleague Jonathan Glen have a paper in Geophyscial Research Letters in which they suggest that, toward the end of a several thousand year long geomagnetic polarity reversal that occurred 15.2 million years ago, there was an episode of rapid (about a degree per week) magnetic field directional change in the western US.

Scott is an avid cyclist, a maker and flyer of maneuverable single-line kites (i.e., fighter kites), enjoys playing all sorts of tunes on his wonderful Covered Bridge tenor ukulele, and is a long-time cloud enthusiast. He and his wife Margi Rusmore both find automobile commuting very irksome, which is why they live close to their work in Eagle Rock and commute in by bicycle whenever they can.


Scott collecting samples, Sheep Creek Range, N. Central Nevada Scott in the field

(Pages updated 14 Sept 2014)

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