Encyclopedia of Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism

2007 Edition
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Nagata, Takesi (1913–1991)

  • Masaru Kono
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-4423-6_218

Born in Aichi Prefecture, Japan; graduated from the Physics Department, University of Tokyo, 1936; research associate, Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo, 1937; associate professor, 1941 and professor in the Department of Geophysics, University of Tokyo, 1952–1974; director of the National Polar Research Institute, 1973–1984; adjunct professor of University of Pittsburgh, 1962–1977; Nagata was quite active in international cooperation and served as bureau member of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) for 1960–1963, president of the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA) for 1967–1971, and vice‐president of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) for 1972–1976.

His doctoral thesis was devoted to a systematic experimental study of the properties of the thermoremanent magnetization (TRM) in volcanic rocks (Nagata, 1943). This included, concurrent with the work of Emile Thellier in France, the discovery of...

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  1. Nagata, T., 1943. The natural remanent magnetism of volcanic rocks and its relation to geomagnetic phenomena. Bulletin of Earthquake Research Institute, 21: 1–196.Google Scholar
  2. Nagata, T., Akimoto, S., and Uyeda, S., 1951. Reverse thermo‐remanent magnetism. Proceedings of the Japan Academy, 27: 643–645.Google Scholar
  3. Nagata, T., 1961. Rock Magnetism, revised edition. Tokyo: Maruzen, 350 pp.Google Scholar

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