GEOMAGIA50.v3: 1. general structure and modifications to the archeological and volcanic database

TitleGEOMAGIA50.v3: 1. general structure and modifications to the archeological and volcanic database
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsBrown M.C, Donadini F., Korte M., Nilsson A, Korhonen K., Lodge A., Lengyel S.N, Constable C.G
JournalEarth Planets and Space
Volume67
Pagination1-31
Date Published2015/05
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number1880-5981
Accession NumberWOS:000356147900001
Keywords2 thousand years; age calibration curves; Archeomagnetism; database; earths magnetic-field; fired-clay ceramics; GEOMAGIA50; geomagnetism; holocene geomagnetic-field; last 8 millennia; magnetization; non-dipole field; paleomagnetism; secular; thellier paleointensity experiments; thermochemical remanent; variation curve
Abstract

Background: GEOMAGIA50.v3 is a comprehensive online database providing access to published paleomagnetic, rock magnetic, and chronological data from a variety of materials that record Earth's magnetic field over the past 50 ka. Findings: Since its original release in 2006, the structure and function of the database have been updated and a significant number of data have been added. Notable modifications are the following: (1) the inclusion of additional intensity, directional and metadata from archeological and volcanic materials and an improved documentation of radiocarbon dates; (2) a new data model to accommodate paleomagnetic, rock magnetic, and chronological data from lake and marine sediments; (3) a refinement of the geographic constraints in the archeomagnetic/volcanic query allowing selection of particular locations; (4) more flexible methodological and statistical constraints in the archeomagnetic/volcanic query; (5) the calculation of predictions of the Holocene geomagnetic field from a series of time varying global field models; (6) searchable reference lists; and (7) an updated web interface. This paper describes general modifications to the database and specific aspects of the archeomagnetic and volcanic database. The reader is referred to a companion publication for a description of the sediment database. Conclusions: The archeomagnetic and volcanic part of GEOMAGIA50.v3 currently contains 14,645 data (declination, inclination, and paleointensity) from 461 studies published between 1959 and 2014. We review the paleomagnetic methods used to obtain these data and discuss applications of the data within the database. The database continues to expand as legacy data are added and new studies published. The web-based interface can be found at http://geomagia.gfz-potsdam.de

DOI10.1186/s40623-015-0232-0
Short TitleEarth Planets Space
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