Determining Earth Evolution from Palaeomagnetism



  • Sprain, C.J., Renne, P.R., Vanderkluysen, L., Pande, K., Self, S., Mittal, T. The eruptive tempo of deccan volcanism in relation to the cretaceous-paleogene boundary (2019) Science, 363 (6429), pp. 866-870.
  • Huang, B., Piper, J.D.A., Sun, L., Zhao, Q. New paleomagnetic results for Ordovician and Silurian rocks of the Tarim Block, Northwest China and their paleogeographic implications (2019) Tectonophysics, 755, pp. 91-108.
  • Bono, R.K., Tarduno, J.A., Nimmo, F., Cottrell, R.D. Young inner core inferred from Ediacaran ultra-low geomagnetic field intensity (2019) Nature Geoscience, 12 (2), pp. 143-147.
  • Hawkins, L.M.A., Anwar, T., Shcherbakova, V.V., Biggin, A.J., Kravchinsky, V.A., Shatsillo, A.V., Pavlov, V.E. An exceptionally weak Devonian geomagnetic field recorded by the Viluy Traps, Siberia (2019) Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 506, pp. 134-145.
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  • Doubrovine, P.V., Veikkolainen, T., Pesonen, L.J., Piispa, E., Ots, S., Smirnov, A.V., Kulakov, E.V., Biggin, A.J. Latitude Dependence of Geomagnetic Paleosecular Variation and its Relation to the Frequency of Magnetic Reversals: Observations From the Cretaceous and Jurassic (2019) Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, .DOI: 10.1029/2018GC007863


  • van der Boon, A., Beniest, A., Ciurej, A., Gaździcka, E., Grothe, A., Sachsenhofer, R.F., Langereis, C.G., Krijgsman, W., 2018. The Eocene-Oligocene transition in the North Alpine Foreland Basin and subsequent closure of a Paratethys gateway. Glob. Planet. Change 162, 101–119.
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  • Poletti, W. Biggin, A.J., Trindade, R.I.F., Hartmann, G.A., Terra-Nova, F., 2018. Continuous millennial decrease of the Earth’s magnetic axial dipole. Phys. Earth Planet. Int. 274, 72-86. Monster, M., Dekkers, M., Langemeijer, J., Wiarda, L., Dekkers, M., Biggin, A., Hurst, E., de Groot, L., 2018. Full-vector geomagnetic field records from the East Eifel, Germany. Phys. Earth Planet. Int. 274, 148-157.
  • Huang, B., Yan, Y., Piper, J.D.A., Zhang, D., Yi, Z., Yu, S., Zhou, T. Paleomagnetic constraints on the paleogeography of the East Asian blocks during Late Paleozoic and Early Mesozoic times (2018) Earth-Science Reviews, 186, pp. 8-36.
  • Hounslow, M.W., Domeier, M., Biggin, A.J. Subduction flux modulates the geomagnetic polarity reversal rate (2018) Tectonophysics, 742-743, pp. 34-49.
  • Paterson, G.A., Zhao, X., Jackson, M., Heslop, D. Measuring, Processing, and Analyzing Hysteresis Data (2018) Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 19 (7), pp. 1925-1945. 
  • Brown, M., Korte, M., Holme, R., Wardinski, I., Gunnarson, S. Earth’s magnetic field is probably not reversing (2018) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115 (20), pp. 5111-5116. 
  • Nilsson, A., Suttie, N., Hill, M.J. Short-term magnetic field variations from the post-depositional remanence of lake sediments (2018) Frontiers in Earth Science, 6, art. no. 39, . 
  • Piper, J.D.A. Dominant Lid Tectonics behaviour of continental lithosphere in Precambrian times: Palaeomagnetism confirms prolonged quasi-integrity and absence of supercontinent cycles (2018) Geoscience Frontiers, 9 (1), pp. 61-89. 
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  • Sprain, C.J., Renne, P.R., Clemens, W.A., Wilson, G.P. Calibration of chron C29r: New high-precision geochronologic and paleomagnetic constraints from the Hell Creek region, Montana (2018) Bulletin of the Geological Society of America, 130 (9-10), pp. 1615-1644. 
  • Veikkolainen, T.H., Biggin, A.J., Pesonen, L.J., Evans, D.A., Jarboe, N.A. Advancing Precambrian palaeomagnetism with the PALEOMAGIA and PINT(QPI) databases (2017) Scientific Data, 4, art. no. 170068, . 
  • Hammond, M.L., Lanos, P.H., Hill, M.J., Colleoni, F. An Archaeomagnetic Study of a Roman Bath in Southern France (2017) Archaeometry, 59 (2), pp. 356-372. 
  • Greve, A., Hill, M.J., Turner, G.M., Nilsson, A. The geomagnetic field intensity in New Zealand: Palaeointensities from Holocene lava flows of the Tongariro Volcanic Centre (2017) Geophysical Journal International, 211 (2), pp. 814-830. 
  • Lin, W., Zhang, W., Zhao, X., Roberts, A.P., Paterson, G.A., Bazylinski, D.A., Pan, Y., 2018. Genomic expansion of magnetotactic bacteria reveals an early common origin of magnetotaxis with lineage-specific evolution. The ISME Journal, 12, 1508-1519, doi: 10.1038/s41396-018-0098-9.


  • Grappone, J.M., Chaffee, T., Isozaki, Y., Bauert, H., Kirschvink, J.L., Investigating the duration and termination of the Early Paleozoic Moyero Reversed Polarity Superchron: Middle Ordovician paleomagnetism from Estonia. Palaeogeog. Palaeoclim. Palaeoecol. Doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2017.07.024
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  • Qiao ,Q, Huang, B., Piper, J.D.A., Biggin, A.J., Zhang, C., 2017. The Characteristics of environmental particulate matter in the urban area of Beijing, China, during the 2008 Olympic Games Atmos. Poll. Res. 8, 141-148.
  • Qiao, Q., Huang, B., Piper, J.D.A. 2016. Comment on "Cenozoic tectonic deformation and uplift of the South Tian Shan: Implications from magnetostratigraphy and balanced cross-section restoration of the Kuqa depression" Tectonophysics 690. 362 - 366.
  • Shcherbakova V.V., Biggin, A.J., Shatsillo, A., Veselovskiy, R., Hawkins, L., Shcherbakov, V., Zhidkov, G., In Press. Extremely weak palaeointensity results from the Minusa Basin and Kola Penninsula: was the Devonian field spatially complex? Geophys. J. Int.


  • Qiao, Q., Huang, B., Piper, J.D.A. Deng, T., Liu, C., 2016. Neogene magnetostratigraphy and rock magnetic study of the Kashi Depression, NW China: Implications to neotectonics in the SW Tianshan Mountains. J. Geophys. Res. 121, 1280-1296.
  • Anwar, T., Hawkins, L., Kravchinsky, V.A., Biggin, A.J., Pavlov, V.E., 2016. Microwave palaeointensities confirm a low geomagnetic paleomagnetic dipole moment at the Permo-Triassic boundary. Phys. Earth Planet. Int. 260, 62-73.
  • Ertepinar, P., Langereis, C.G., Biggin, A.J., de Groot, L.V., Kulakoglu, F., Omura, S., Süel, S. 2016. Full vector archaeomagnetic records from Anatolia between 2400 and 1350 BCE: Implications for geomagnetic field models and the dating of fires in antiquity. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 434, 171-186.
  • Hammond, M.L., Lanos, P.H., Hill, M.J., Colleoni, F., An Archaeomagnetic Study of a Roman Bath in Southern France. Archaeometry, doi: 10.1111/arcm.12240.
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  • Schlaphorst, D., Thomas, C., Holme, R. T., & Abreu, R. (2016). Investigation of core–mantle boundary topography and lowermostmantle with P4KP waves. Geophysical Journal International, 204, 1060-1071. doi:10.1093/gji/ggv496
  • Ridley, V. A., Holme, R. (2016). Modeling the Jovian magnetic field and its secular variation using all available magnetic field observations. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 121(3), 309-337. - doi:10.1002/2015JE004951


  • Biggin, A.J., Piispa, E, Pesonen, L.J., Holme, R., Paterson, G.A., Veikkolainen, T., Tauxe, L. 2015. Palaeomagnetic field strength variations suggest Mesoproterozoic inner core nucleation. Nature 526, 425-248.
  • Paterson, G.A., Biggin, A.J., Hodgson, E., Hill, M.J., 2015. Thellier-type paleointensity data from multidomain specimens. Phys. Earth Planet. Int. 245, 117-133.
  • Onovughe, E., Holme, R., 2015. The CM4 model prediction of ground variation of the geomagnetic diurnal field away from quiet time. Phys. Earth Planet. Int. 249, 1-10.
  • Monster, M.W.L., de Groot, L.V., Biggin, A., Dekkers, M.J., 2015. The performance of various palaeointensity techniques as function of rock-magnetic behaviour – a case study for La Palma. Phys. Earth Planet. Int. 242, 36-49.
  • Fu, C., Bloemendal, J., Qiang, X., Hill, M.J., An, Z. 2015. Occurrence of greigite in the Pliocene sediments of Lake Qinghai, China, and its paleoenvironmental and paleomagnetic implications. Source of the Document. Geochem., Geophys., Geosys. 16, 1293-1306.
  • Piper, J.D.A, 2015. The Precambrian supercontinent Palaeopangaea: Two billion years of quasi-integrity and an appraisal of geological evidence. Int. Geol. Rev. 57, 1389-1417.
  • Piper, J.D.A, 2015. Supercontinent integrity between 0.8 and 0.6 Ga: The nemesis of Rodinia? Geol. Soc. Spec. Pub. 389, 69-81.
  • Brown, M. C., Donadini, F., Korte, M., Nilsson, A., Korhonen, K., Lodge, A., Lengyel, S. N., Constable C. G., 2015. GEOMAGIA50.v3: 1. General structure and modifications to the archeological and volcanic database. Earth Planet. Sp., 67:83.
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  • Mellström, A., Nilsson, A., Stanton, T., Muscheler, R., Snowball, I., Suttie, N., 2015. Post-depositional remanent magnetization lock-in depth in precisely dated varved sediments assessed by archaeomagnetic field models. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., vol. 410, 186-196.
  • Ferré, E. C., J. W. Geissman, F. Demory, J. Gattacceca, M. S. Zechmeister, and Hill, M. J. 2014. Coseismic magnetization of fault pseudotachylytes: 1. Thermal demagnetization experiments, J. Geophys. Res.,119, doi:10.1002/2014JB011168
  • Brown, M.C., Jicha, B.R., Singer, B.S., Shaw, J. 2013. Snapshot of the Matuyama-Brunhes reversal process recorded in 40Ar/39Ar-dated lavas from Guadeloupe, West Indies. Geochem., Geophys., Geosys. 14, 4341-4350.
  • De Groot, L.V., Béguin, A., Kosters, M.E., van Rijsingen, E.M., Struijk, E.L.M., Biggin, A.J., Hurst, E.A., Langereis, C.G., and Dekkers, M.J., 2015. High paleointensities for the Canary Islands constrain the Levant geomagnetic high, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 419, 154-167.
  • Lavallée, Y., Wadsworth, F.B., Vasseur, J., Russell, J.K., Andrews, G.D.M., Hess, K-U, von Aulock, F.W., Kendrick, J.E., Tuffen, H., Biggin, A.J., Dingwell, D.B., 2015. Eruption and emplacement timescales of ignimbrite super-eruptions from thermo-kinetics of glass shards. Frontiers in Volcanology 3, 2, doi: 10.3389/feart.2015.00002.
  • Suttie, N., Biggin, A.J., Holme, R., 2015. Robust estimators of palaeosecular variation. Geophys. J. Int. 200, 1046-1051.


  • Biggin, A.J., Paterson, G.A. 2014. A new set of qualitative reliability criteria to aid inferences on palaeomagnetic dipole moment variations through geological time. Frontiers in Earth Science 2, 24, 1-9.
  • Lepetit, P,  Viereck, L.,  Piper, J.D.A.,  Sudo, M.,  Gürel, A.,  Çopuroǧlu, I.,  Gruber, M.,  Mayer, B.,  Koch, M.,  Tatar, O.,  Gürsoy, H., 2014.  40Ar/39Ar dating of ignimbrites and plinian air-fall layers from Cappadocia, Central Turkey: Implications to chronostratigraphic and Eastern Mediterranean palaeoenvironmental record. Chemie der Erde – Geochemistry 74, 471-488.
  • Crowley, S.F.,  Piper, J.D.A, Bamarouf, T., Roberts, A.P., 2014. Palaeomagnetic evidence for the age of the Cumbrian and Manx hematite ore deposits: implications for the origin of hematite mineralization at the margins of the East Irish Sea Basin, UK. Journal of the Geological Society 171, 49-64.
  • Suttie, N., Biggin, A.J., Holme, R., 2014. Correlation of palaeomagnetic directions constrains eruption rate of large igneous provinces. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 387, 4-9.
  • Paterson, G., Tauxe, L., Biggin, A.J., Shaar, R., Jonestrask, L.C., 2014. On improving the selection of Thellier-type palaeointensity data. Geochem. Geophys. Geosys. 15, doi:10.1002/2013GC005135
  • Nilsson, A., Holme, R., Korte, M., Suttie, N. and Hill, M., 2014. Reconstructing Holocene geomagnetic field variation: New methods, models and implications. Geophysical Journal International 198, 229-248.
  • Lougheed, B. C., Nilsson, A., Björck, S., Snowball, I. and Muscheler, R., 2014. A deglacial palaeomagnetic master curve for Fennoscandia - providing a dating template and supporting millennial-scale geomagnetic field patterns for the past 14 ka. Quaternary Science Reviews. 106, 155-166.