Representation of paleomagnetic data in virtual globes: a case study from the Pyrenees

Mochales, Tania, and Blenkinsop, Thomas G. (2014) Representation of paleomagnetic data in virtual globes: a case study from the Pyrenees. Computers & Geosciences, 70. pp. 56-62.

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Virtual globes allow geo-referencing and visualization of diverse geologic datasets. A vertical axis paleomagnetic rotation study in the Southern Pyrenees, Spain, is used to illustrate the potential of virtual globes for representing paleomagnetic data. A macro-enabled workbook that we call P2K, allows KML files to be generated from conventional paleomagnetic datasets. Cones and arch models are used to represent the paleomagnetic vector, and the rotation with regard to the local reference direction, respectively. This visualization provides simultaneous representation of local magnetic declination, inclination and precise confidence cones, shown in their geographic position from diverse perspectives and scales.

Item ID: 36073
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1873-7803
Keywords: virtual globe, KML, KMZ, paleomagnetism, Google Earth, visualization
Funders: Australian Research Council (ARC)
Projects and Grants: ARC DP0986762 project
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2014 12:35
FoR Codes: 04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0404 Geophysics > 040406 Magnetism and Palaeomagnetism @ 70%
04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0403 Geology > 040312 Structural Geology @ 30%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970104 Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences @ 100%
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