Atlas contributes to geomagnetic reversal record debate



The intensive reexamination of reversal records underway has led to the creation of the Atlas of Reversal Records, which presents at least 115 records in a standard form.

For each record an Excel file provides information on the publication reference, type of rock, site latitude and longitude, name and age of the transition, polarity, and the sedimentation rate, if available. The data for each record include the stratigraphic height, declination, inclination and intensity, and the sequence of the virtual geomagnetic poles. Figures 1, 2, and 3 show the data for the Steens Mountain record as they are presented in the atlas.