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Deriving confidence in paleointensity estimates

Paterson, Greig A; Heslop, David; Muxworthy, Adrian R

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Determining the strength of the ancient geomagnetic field (paleointensity) can be time consuming and can result in high data rejection rates. The current paleointensity database is therefore dominated by studies that contain only a small number of paleomagnetic samples (n). It is desirable to estimate how many samples are required to obtain a reliable estimate of the true paleointensity and the uncertainty associated with that estimate. Assuming that real paleointensity data are normally...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/27612
Source: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. G3
DOI: 10.1029/2010GC003071

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