Welcome to the Paleomagnetic Lab at UWM

Variations in Earth’s magnetic field recorded in rocks and sediments have the ability to provide unique information on a wide variety of earth processes, from core to crust and from deep time to the very recent past. Paleomagnetism is the study of these “rock records” of field variations. By characterizing variations in the geomagnetic field, we can exploit these variations to better understand volcanic and other geologic processes, from local to planetary scales. It is also necessary to understand how reliable our rock records are, so studies that seek to clarify the origin of magnetic remanence in igneous materials are equally important. This work combines standard rock- and paleomagnetic techniques with potential field observations and modeling, as well as techniques in experimental petrology.

News

12-16-2021: Paleomag lab members Miles Harbury and Theo Holmes are participating in the Emerging Geoscience Scholars program at the fall AGU meeting in New Orleans! (Miles far left in photo)

11-04-2021: Miles Harbury is in Ontario this week collecting samples for AMS analysis!  He’s joined by fellow grad student Allison Kusick.

03-05-2021: Former MS student Ji-In Jung (now a PhD student at Stanford University) published her UWM MS work in Frontiers in Earth Science!  Congrats Ji-In!

12-15-2019: MS students Ji-In Jung and Sebastian Fearn represent the lab in San Francisco at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union!

05-10-2018: Congratulations to Elizabeth Borucki on the successful defense of her thesis: “Depositionally-induced magnetic frequency variations of a sandstone facies of the Copper Harbor Conglomerate from the North American, Mid-Continent Rift at Union Bay, Michigan”

07-27-2017: Congratulations to James Amato for successfully defending his MS thesis titled “Using AMS to help interpret glaciogenic deposits of the late Paleozoic Ice Age in the Parana Basin, Brazil.”

05-18-2017: MS student Elizabeth Borucki does field work in Michigan’s upper peninsula and enjoys the lovely spring weather!

04-21-2017: Paleomag students Elizabeth Borucki and Fatimah Abulghafur participate in the Geosciences Student Research Symposium.

PhD Student Fatimah Abulghafur shares her poster with Geoscience staff and alumni.