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Course, academic year 2022/2023
Rock magnetism in practice - MG420P11
Title: Rock magnetism in practice
Czech title: Magnetismus hornin v praxi
Guaranteed by: Institute of Geology and Paleontology (31-420)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2021
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 2
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:0/2 C [hours/week]
Capacity: 15
Min. number of students: unlimited
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English, Czech
Explanation: Předmět byl inovován v rámci projektu ESF pro VŠ II na UK, reg. č.: CZ.02.2.69/0
Note: enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Mgr. Filip Tomek, Ph.D.
Class: Rotační magnetometr
Demagnetizér střídavého pole
Původní předmět
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Annotation -
Last update: Mgr. Filip Tomek, Ph.D. (06.01.2022)
This practical course is focused on application of rock magnetic methods on various geodynamic processes. First, students will attend a short block of lectures oriented on anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility and remanent magnetization (AMS and ARM), paleomagnetism and magnetic mineralogy. This will be followed by field works, where sampling procedure will be introduced. Next, students will be processing and measuring samples in the Laboratory of Rock Magnetism. Finally, students will work on their seminar theses, which include data processing and interpretations. The course is linked to the lecture Earth magnetism: geological, paleoclimatic, and biological applications (MG420P13), where the detailed rock magnetic and paleomagnetic methods will be discussed in great detail. It is expected that the audience will have at least some geology and tectonic background. Basic knowledge of rock magnetism is benefit. This lecture is not suitable for first year undergraduate students. The course is delivered in English.
Literature -
Last update: Rudolf Trnka (14.05.2020)

Buttler, R.F., 2004 Palaeomagnetism: Magnetic Domains to Geologic Terranes. University of Portland

Dunlop, D.J., and Özdemir, Ö., 1997, Rock magnetism: fundamentals and frontiers. Cambridge University Press.

Moskowitz, B.M. 1991 Hitchhiker's Guide to Magnetism. Institute for Rock Magnetism, University of Minnesota.

Tauxe, L., 1998, Paleomagnetic principles and practice. Kluwer Academic Publishers

Tarling D.H. 1983 Palaeomagnetism: Principles and Applications in Geology, Geophysics and Archaeology. Springer.

Tarling, D., and Hrouda, F., 1993, Magnetic Anisotropy of Rocks. Chapman & Hall

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Rudolf Trnka (14.05.2020)

credit: active participation on lectures, filed and laboratory works, seminar thesis and presentation

Syllabus -
Last update: Rudolf Trnka (14.05.2020)

1. Introduction to rock magnetism

2. Magnetic mineralogy

3. Anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility (AMS)

4. Anisotropy of remanent magnetization (ARM)

5. Paleomagnetism

6. Field works, sampling

7. Laboratory works: introduction and measurements

8. Data analysis and interpretation

Entry requirements
Last update: Mgr. Filip Tomek, Ph.D. (07.01.2022)

A basic-level Physical Geology and Magmatic Petrology courses are necessary prerequisites. Basic-level of rock-magnetic skills are beneficial.

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