Precambrian database PALEOMAGIA
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The PALEOMAGIA database is the final outcome of a long-lasting project to create an easily accessible and user-friendly resource of Precambrian paleomagnetic data. It dates back to 1986, when the first compilation of paleomagnetic data of Fennoscandian Shield was published at the first Nordic paleomagnetic database meeting. Thereafter, updated versions of the catalogue were occasionally published (e.g. Pesonen et al. ).
In the 2001 Chris Powell Memorial meeting, a decision was made to upgrade the Fennoscandian paleomagnetic data compilation to a global one. The data were converted from plain text files to MS Excel tables, and finally to an online-accessible MYSQL database. Gathering the data was mainly done by Lauri J. Pesonen, David A.D. Evans and numerous research assistants. Toni Veikkolainen is responsible for the technical part of the database project, the maintenance of the data and this website.
In 2014 MagIC Database Workshop, a close co-operation with Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California, San Diego, was initiated, leading to the gradual integration of PALEOMAGIA data to the Magnetics Information Consortium (MagIC) database. Therefore links to MagIC database are also provided in PALEOMAGIA, wherever available.
This project would not have been possible without the cooperation of following scientists:
|Ph.D. Toni Veikkolainen||Department of Physics, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, FINLAND|
|Ph.D. Nicholas A. Jarboe||Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego, CA, USA|
|Prof. Lauri J. Pesonen||Department of Physics, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, FINLAND|
|Prof. David A.D. Evans||Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA|
|Ph.D. Satu Mertanen||Geological Survey of Finland, Espoo, FINLAND|
|Prof. Joseph G. Meert||Department of Geological Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA|
|Prof. Sten-Åke Elming||Division of Applied Geophysics, Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, SWEDEN|
For citations, the following reference is preferred:
Veikkolainen, T.H., Biggin, A.J., Pesonen, L.J., Evans, D.A.D., Jarboe, N.A., 2017. Advancing Precambrian palaeomagnetism with the PALEOMAGIA and PINT(QPI) databases. Scientific Data, 4, 170068, doi:10.1038/sdata.2017.68.
Alternatively, you can cite a paper which describes an older and technically different version of the database:
Veikkolainen, T., Pesonen, L.J., Evans, D.A.D., 2014. PALEOMAGIA, a PHP/MYSQL paleomagnetic database of the Precambrian paleomagnetic data. Studia Geophysica et Geodaetica, 58, 425-441.