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A history of paleomagnetic investigations in the Umbria-Marche Apennines

William Lowrie
A history of paleomagnetic investigations in the Umbria-Marche Apennines (in The stratigraphic record of Gubbio; integrated stratigraphy of the Late Cretaceous-Paleogene Umbria-Marche pelagic basin, Marco Menichetti (editor), Rodolfo Coccioni (editor) and Alessandro Montanari (editor))
Special Paper - Geological Society of America (2016) 524: 19-33

Abstract

The Mesozoic and Paleogene pelagic carbonate rocks of the Northern Apennines have proved to be a fertile source for paleomagnetic research. Investigations of the magnetic properties of the Scaglia limestones illuminated the processes by which they were magnetized. Their directions of remanent magnetization contributed to an understanding of the geodynamic history of Adria as a promontory of the African plate and have been used to refine the Mesozoic part of the African polar wander path. Magnetic stratigraphy in the Umbrian sequence and in similar facies in the southern Alps has established an independent record of geomagnetic polarity history since the Middle Jurassic. Correlation with the record derived from interpretation of oceanic magnetic anomalies mutually confirmed the global nature of the polarity history. This enabled the dating of plate motions and the development of a geomagnetic polarity time scale for the late Mesozoic and Cenozoic.


ISSN: 0072-1077
EISSN: 2331-219X
Coden: GSAPAZ
Serial Title: Special Paper - Geological Society of America
Serial Volume: 524
Title: A history of paleomagnetic investigations in the Umbria-Marche Apennines
Title: The stratigraphic record of Gubbio; integrated stratigraphy of the Late Cretaceous-Paleogene Umbria-Marche pelagic basin
Author(s): Lowrie, William
Author(s): Menichetti, Marcoeditor
Author(s): Coccioni, Rodolfoeditor
Author(s): Montanari, Alessandroeditor
Affiliation: Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich, Institute of Geophysics, Zurich, Switzerland
Pages: 19-33
Published: 2016
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
References: 90
Accession Number: 2016-094088
Categories: Solid-earth geophysicsStratigraphy
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. strat. cols., sketch map
N42°30'00" - N43°40'00", E12°30'00" - E13°30'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data supplied by the Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
Update Code: 201646
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