New IAGA data bases established



An international effort to establish relational data bases for various classes of paleomagnetic and rock magnetic data is being coordinated by International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA) Working Groups I-5 (Paleomagnetism) and I-6 (Rock Magnetism). This article traces developments so far.

It has become virtually impossible for any individual to keep track of, or access, the wealth of paleomagnetic and rock-magnetic information that is available. Working Groups I-5 and I-6 of the IAGA have responded by seeking to establish data bases for various types of paleomagnetic data.