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Assessment of the usefulness of lithic clasts from pyroclastic deposits for paleointensity determination

Paterson, Greig A; Roberts, Andrew P.; Muxworthy, Adrian R; Niocaill, Conall Mac


Paleomagnetic and rock magnetic measurements were carried out on lithic clasts found within pyroclastic deposits to assess their potential for paleointensity determinations. The use of multiple lithologies in a single paleointensity determination would provide confidence that the result is not biased by alteration within one lithology. Lithic clasts were sampled from three historically active volcanoes: Láscar in the Chilean Andes, Mt. St. Helens, United States, and Vesuvius, Italy. At Láscar,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010-03-26
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Geophysical Research 115 (2010): B03104/1-18
DOI: /10.1029/2009JB006475


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