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.
Magnetic susceptibility and geochemical characterization of an upper Mississippian cyclothemic section Polotnyanyi Zavod, (Moscow Basin, Russia)
Published:January 01, 2015
A. O. Alekseev, P. B. Kabanov, T. V. Alekseeva, P. I. Kalinin, 2015. "Magnetic susceptibility and geochemical characterization of an upper Mississippian cyclothemic section Polotnyanyi Zavod, (Moscow Basin, Russia)", 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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This case study provides insight into magnetic susceptibility (MS), iron and bulk-sample geochemistry patterns in an Upper Mississippian siliciclastic–carbonate cyclothemic section Polotnyanyi Zavod (Moscow Basin, Russia), with many subaerial disconformities and Stigmaria impressions. The goal of this paper is to test whether the MS and geochemical signals in this section are linked to any specific geological processes. The section is dominated by limestones but contains several siliciclastic units and numerous subaerial disconformities. This lithological heterogeneity is vividly expressed on MS and bulk geochemical logs. MS shows the strongest positive correlation to bulk iron and also strong correlations to Al...