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Community infrastructure and repository for marine magnetic identifications


Seton, M and Whittaker, J and Wessel, P and Muller, RD and DeMets, C and Merkouriev, S and Cande, S and Gaina, C and Eagles, G and Granot, R and Stock, J and Wright, N and Williams, SE, Community infrastructure and repository for marine magnetic identifications, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 15, (4) pp. 1629-1641. ISSN 1525-2027 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2014 American Geophysical Union

DOI: doi:10.1002/2013GC005176


Magnetic anomaly identifications underpin plate tectonic reconstructions and form the primary dataset from which age of the oceanic lithosphere and seafloor spreading regimes in the ocean basins can be determined. Although these identifications are an invaluable resource, their usefulness to the wider scientific community has been limited due to the lack of a central community infrastructure to organize, host and update these interpretations. We have developed an open-source, community-driven online infrastructure as a repository for quality-checked magnetic anomaly identifications from all ocean basins. We provide a global sample dataset that comprises 96,733 individually picked magnetic anomaly identifications organized by ocean basin and publication reference, and provide accompanying Hellinger-format files, where available. Our infrastructure is designed to facilitate research in plate tectonic reconstructions or research that relies on an assessment of plate reconstructions, for both experts and non-experts alike. To further enhance the existing repository and strengthen its value, we encourage others in the community to contribute to this effort.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:magnetic anomaly, marine magnetics, tectonics
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geology
Research Field:Structural geology and tectonics
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
UTAS Author:Whittaker, J (Associate Professor Jo Whittaker)
ID Code:88446
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:79
Deposited By:IMAS Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2014-02-03
Last Modified:2017-10-30

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