Paleomagnetics

Paleomagnetism

Paleomagnetism involves measurements of remnant magnetization in rock samples that can be interpreted to infer the latitude and orientation of the rocks at the time of their origin or at other times of major geological events in their history. Paleomagnetism plays a key role in determining the past positions of continents and oceans, and the related plate motions.

The following faculty members research in paleomagnetism and the fundamentals of rock magnetism.

Dr. Joseph Hodych

Contact

Earth Sciences

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552

becomestudent@mun.ca