Research Projects

Some of our current research projects are:
  • Antarctica: Paleomagnetism and environmental magnetism from drill cores (ODP, IODP, ANDRILL, and others).
  • Paleointensity of the early Solar System from paleomagnetic and rock magnetic investigations of chondrules.
  • Apparent polar wander, hotspot motions, and true polar wander.
  • First Order Reversal Curves (FORCs), applied to characterizing magnetic interactions, coercivities, grain sizes, and compositions of synthetic and natural magnetic minerals.
  • Environmental and rock magnetic analysis of peat and Chinese Loess.
  • Dating giant landslides off Oahu using cores from ODP Leg 200.
  • Paleosecular variation of the geomagnetic field over the past few thousand to several million years at sites around the world (Fish Lake, Saniich Inlet, Blake-Bahama Outer Ridge, Cariaco Basin, Japan Trench, and elsewhere).
  • Rock magnetic properties of ocean basalts from ODP Legs 200 and 206: the role of the upper oceanic crust in generating marine magnetic anomalies.
  • Paleoclimate and paleoenvironmental studies of Lake Tahoe.
  • Paleointensity determinations using a vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM).