and daughter, Tibetan Plateau.
of Paleomagnetism at UCSC:
The fact that many rocks retain magnetization imparted when
they formed or during other significant events in their
history is the basis of paleomagnetic research. In the UCSC
Paleomagnetism Laboratory we address a broad spectrum of
problems, with applications ranging from tectonics to magnetostratigraphy
to the behavior of the geodynamo. The paleomagnetic research
group in 2001 comprises two graduate students, two postdoctoral
researchers, two research associates, a research geophysicist,
and one faculty member. An engineer is available approximately
25 percent of the time to help with instrument development
and repair. Currently two undergraduate students are employed
in the laboratory assisting with measurements.