Determining Earth Evolution from Palaeomagnetism



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    de Groot, L., 2018. Full-vector geomagnetic field records from the East Eifel, Germany. Phys. Earth Planet. Int. 274, 148-157.


  • 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. 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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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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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.