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Course, academic year 2022/2023
Earth magnetism: geological, paleoclimatic, and biological applications - MG420P13
Title: Earth magnetism: geological, paleoclimatic, and biological applications
Czech title: Zemský magnetismus: geologické, paleoklimatické a biologické aplikace
Guaranteed by: Institute of Geology and Paleontology (31-420)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2021
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 3
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/0 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Note: enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Michael Petronis, Dr., Ph.D.
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Last update: Rudolf Trnka (05.01.2022)
This course is focused on application of Earth magnetism on solving various geology problems including magnetism of minerals and rocks, paleomagnetism, regional tectonic, geochronology studies and other special topics including paleoclimatic and biological applications. Lectures will complement readings of the recommended text, with additional perspectives. The lecture is further accompanied by recommended practical course Rock magnetism in practice (MG420P11). It is expected that the audience will have at least some geology and tectonic background. Basic knowledge of rock magnetism is welcomed. This lecture is not suitable for first year undergraduate students. The course will start in mid-late March 2022.
Last update: Rudolf Trnka (05.01.2022)

Online Resource Text

· PALEOMAGNETISM: Magnetic Domains to Geologic Terranes, by Robert F. Butler.

· Hitchhikers Guide to Magnetism, by Bruce M. Moskowitz

· Essentials of Paleomagnetism, by Lisa Tauxe

Requirements to the exam
Last update: Rudolf Trnka (05.01.2022)
The course grade is based on written paper on a topic related to course material covered in the course
Last update: Rudolf Trnka (05.01.2022)

· #1 - Introduction to Earth Geomagnetism and Planetary Magnetism

· #2 - Ferromagnetic, Paramagnetic, Diamagnetic minerals

· #3 - Origins of natural remanent magnetism

· #4 - Biomagnetism - The Birds and the Bees of Organic Magnetoreception

· #5 - Paleomagnetic stability, paleomagnetic poles, tectonic applications

· #6 - Select applications of rock magnetism and paleomagnetism

· #7 - Paleoclimate proxies - physical, chemical and biological materials

· #8 - Primary magnetic fabrics in sedimentary, igneous, metamorphic rocks

· #9 - Ancient Earth magnetism, climate, and biological evolution

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