9. The Magnetization of Sedimentary Rocks: Processes and their Interpretation

  1. Kenneth P. Kodama

Published Online: 27 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118384138.ch9

Paleomagnetism of Sedimentary Rocks: Process and Interpretation

Paleomagnetism of Sedimentary Rocks: Process and Interpretation

How to Cite

Kodama, K. P. (2012) The Magnetization of Sedimentary Rocks: Processes and their Interpretation, in Paleomagnetism of Sedimentary Rocks: Process and Interpretation, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118384138.ch9

Author Information

  1. Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 28 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444335026

Online ISBN: 9781118384138

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Keywords:

  • sedimentary rock magnetization, processes and interpretation;
  • best sedimentary rocks for paleomagnetism, the fine grained;
  • red sedimentary rocks, red shales/sandstones, for paleomagnetic studies;
  • fine-grained sediments measured, and continuous sedimentation rate;
  • field tests for stability/age of remanence, critical to paleomagnetics;
  • component removed prior rock demagnetization or the Curie temperature, ChRM;
  • multi-component magnetizations in Mississippian Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania;
  • thermal demagnetization becoming problematic, IRMs difficult to remove;
  • demagnetization is completed and ChRM and Graham's fold test;
  • paleomagnetic directions in rock, VRM and inaccuracy in paleomagnetic

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Field Work: Rock Type and Sampling Scheme

  • Standard Laboratory Measurements and Analysis

  • Constraining the Age of Magnetization

  • Source of a Rock's Magnetization: Magnetic Mineralogy

  • Accuracy of the Paleomagnetic Direction: Deflection due to Physical Processes

  • Sedimentary Rock Paleomagnetism: Process and Interpretation