Brunhes- Matuyama paleomagnetism in three lava sections in Iceland

L. Kristjansson, H. Johannesson, J. Eiriksson, A. I. Gudmundsson

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Reviews previous field research on the paleomagnetism of volcanics in Iceland at localities whose age is presumed to span the Brunhes-Matuyama chron boundary. Additional mapping and laboratory measurements are presented from 3 localities of late Quaternary reverse-to-normal transitions. At 2, Tjornes in N Iceland and Eyjafjoll in S Iceland, the identity of the transition is confirmed by K/Ar dating. At Tjornes and at Ingolfsfjall in SW Iceland, short-period variations of the paleomagnetic field are demonstrated to be useful in stratigraphic mapping.-Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-225
Number of pages11
JournalCanadian Journal of Earth Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1988


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