Using the ASCII version of the global paleomagnetic database



In August 1991, through the World Data Center A in Boulder, Colo., the first version of the Global Paleomagnetic Database (GPMDB) developed by Lock and McElhinny [1991] was released for general use. Two versions of the GPMDB were developed, the first for the ORACLE Database Management System and the second in ASCII form.

A program that allows remote users to search the “ABASE” version of GPMDB via Internet, selecting data on the basis of geographical coordinates of sampling sites and magnetization ages, was recently presented in Eos [Harbert, 1993].