Worldwide database for magnetostratigraphy available



The International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA) has sponsored the development of databases in paleomagnetism and rock magnetism. The databases operate under Microsoft Access V2.0 (for Windows 3.1) or Access 97 (for Windows 95) [McElhinny and Lock, 1996]. Following the publication of the first major book in English on magnetostratigraphy by Opdyke and Channell [1996], we have set up a worldwide database for magnetostratigraphy. The new database is based on the summaries of western data given by Opdyke and Channell [19967rsqb; but also includes all data available from the former Soviet Union.