Paleomagnetism

G. St-Onge (co-PI), A. Lisé-Pronovost (PhD student), T. Haberzettl (postdoc)

The PASADO-ICDP paleomagnetic study includes 1) full vector paleomagnetic reconstruction, 2) magnetostratigraphy and 3) environmental magnetism (PhD proposal, 2009). The analyses using a 2G Enterprises cryogenic magnetometer, a Bartington MS2E1 magnetic susceptibility point sensor and a Princeton Measurement Corporation MicroMag 2900 alternating gradient force magnetometer are currently conducted at the Sedimentary Paleomagnetism Laboratory at the Institut des sciences de la mer de Rimouski (ISMER).
The paleomagnetism team took part at the PASADO-ICDP scientific drilling operations at Laguna Potrok Aike during the austral spring 2008. During the sampling party at the University of Bremen (June 2009), we sampled the composite profile of site 2 (99 overlapping sections; ~106 m) with u-channels and discrete samples for magnetic analysis. Preliminary results were presented at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Joint Assembly 2009 meeting in Toronto (Haberzettl et al., 2009; Lisé-Pronovost et al., 2009) and at the Can-PASADO meeting in Québec city ( 27 October 2009).

To learn more about Agathe Lisé-Pronovost PhD thesis, click here (english) or here (french).
 
 

Contact Info

Dr Torsten Haberzettl         torsten.haberzettl@uqar.qc.ca
Agathe Lisé-Pronovost       agathe.lisepronovost@uqar.qc.ca
Prof. Guillaume St-Onge    guillaume_st-onge@uqar.qc.ca
 

Organisation: Institut des sciences de la mer de Rimouski (ISMER), Québec, and GEOTOP.