Palaeomagnetic Dating, Stratigraphic Correlation and Environmental Magnetism of Sedimentary Records
Principal Investigators: M. Melles
To enhance age control on sedimentary records investigated within the framework of CRC 806 (from both past and newly proposed CRC phases), project F6 primarily aims at conducting paleomagnetic dating. Earth's magnetic field varies on a range of time scales: from decades to millions of years. Distinctive global and local changes in inclination, declination and intensity, which have been accurately determined in time, can be used to correlate sedimentary horizons to this pre-defined time scale. This will corroborate dating by other methods and allow age models to be further refined.