Magnetic Susceptibility Application: A Window onto Ancient Environments and Climatic Variations
Magnetic susceptibility (MS) is a tool frequently used by geologists on sediments or rocks to perform correlations and sea-level or climatic reconstructions. Applied measurements are made on unoriented, bulk samples and bulk MS is mostly influenced by the magnetic mineral content of the rock and often interpreted as influenced by detrital inputs. Magnetic data acquisition is fast and straightforward and this allows the high-resolution sampling needed for palaeoclimatic research (e.g. spectral analysis). However, the link with detrital inputs is not always preserved and the impact of diagenesis on the final MS signal can blur primary information. This volume includes contributions dealing with the origin of the magnetic minerals, and the application of MS as a palaeoenvironmental or palaeoclimatic proxy and also as a tool to provide astronomical calibration in order to improve the chronology of selected time intervals.
Petrophysical record of the Late Silurian shallow-water carbonate facies across the Lau Event (Prague Synform, Czech Republic) and dynamic time warping alignment of the magnetic susceptibility logs
Published:January 01, 2015
Leona Chadimova, Frantisek Vacek, Katarzyna Sobien, Ladislav Slavik, Jindrich Hladil, 2015. "Petrophysical record of the Late Silurian shallow-water carbonate facies across the Lau Event (Prague Synform, Czech Republic) and dynamic time warping alignment of the magnetic susceptibility logs", Magnetic Susceptibility Application: A Window onto Ancient Environments and Climatic Variations, A. C. Da Silva, M. T. Whalen, J. Hladil, L. Chadimova, D. Chen, S. Spassov, F. Boulvain, X. Devleeschouwer
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High-resolution petrophysical logging magnetic susceptibility measurements (MS) and gamma-ray spectrometry (GRS), supplemented by rock magnetic measurements (anhysteretic and isothermal remanent magnetizations (ARM/IRM), frequency-dependent MS (FDMS)) and MS logs alignment using the dynamic time warping (DTW) algorithm, were constrained by upgraded conodont biozonation across the Lau Event interval (LEI). Two sections (Pozary and Muslovka) representing shallow-water facies in the Prague Synform were studied. Conodont data and DTW alignment show that Muslovka represents a less complete succession when compared to the Pozary. DTW alignment of the MS logs shows perfect match of the logs and detected six prominent and several minor...