Some of our current research projects are:
- Antarctica: Paleomagnetism and environmental magnetism from drill cores (ODP, IODP, ANDRILL, and others).
- Paleointensity of the early Solar System from paleomagnetic and rock magnetic investigations of chondrules.
- Apparent polar wander, hotspot motions, and true polar wander.
- First Order Reversal Curves (FORCs), applied to
characterizing magnetic interactions, coercivities, grain sizes, and compositions of synthetic and natural magnetic minerals.
- Environmental and rock magnetic analysis of peat and Chinese Loess.
- Dating giant landslides off Oahu using cores from ODP Leg 200.
- Paleosecular variation of the geomagnetic field over the past few thousand to several million years at
sites around the world (Fish Lake, Saniich Inlet, Blake-Bahama Outer Ridge, Cariaco Basin, Japan Trench, and elsewhere).
- Rock magnetic properties of ocean basalts from ODP Legs 200 and 206: the role of the upper oceanic crust in generating marine magnetic anomalies.
- Paleoclimate and paleoenvironmental studies of Lake Tahoe.
- Paleointensity determinations using a vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM).