The Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, a thermal pulse about 56 million years ago, is an analog for future global warming. A new magnetofossil study shows progressive ocean deoxygenation.
Mark J. Dekkers
Editor, JGR: Solid Earth
Time-Step Filtering in Holocene Global Magnetic Field Models
Through a local fixed time-step filter, global Holocene magnetic field models remain mathematically tractable refining our insight into field variability and improving archeological dating.
Using Hematite to Decipher Past Climates and Environments
The magnetic and color properties of the mineral hematite give clues to past environmental conditions and is being used for paleoclimatic reconstruction.
An Unstable Magnetic Field in Central Asia 2500-1500 Years Ago
The geomagnetic field intensity – poorly described – varies spatially and temporally on centennial time scales. A recent study fills an important gap in Central Asia and discusses global implications.
American Legacy Paleosecular Variation Data Unlocked
The geomagnetic field changes regionally on centennial time scales. A recent study unlocks three historical archives from the “Four Corners” region (southwest USA) reconciling previous discrepancies.
A Dipole Field from the Ediacaran-Cambrian Transition Onward?
The Ediacaran features an instable magnetic field complicating paleogeographic reconstructions; a new paleointensity study on late Ediacaran rocks indicates a weak but stable dipolar field.
New Spherical Cap Field Model for Europe and Direct Environs
New data on ancient burnt structures is integrated into a superior spherical cap field model for Europe.
Marine Isotope Stage 6: First High-Resolution Field Record
A 200-year resolution record from the Black Sea for marine isotope stage 6 (130-180 ka) shows a stable geomagnetic field.
Probing the Age of the Oldest Ocean Crust in the Pacific
A new study extends the calibration of the Mesozoic Sequence down to the Mid Jurassic with multiscale marine magnetic anomaly data, demonstrating extraordinarily high reversal frequency.
New Insights from the Magnetic Properties of Fault Rocks
Magnetic studies offer a new strand for the analysis of faulting processes and could help with better understanding of fault rupture and earthquakes.