Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

About the PNAS Member Editor
Name Tauxe, Lisa
Location University of California, San Diego
Primary Field Geology
Secondary Field Geophysics
 Election Citation
Tauxe has been the leader in reconstruction of the past intensity of Earth's magnetic field. She has developed important new techniques for correction of inclination bias in sediments and for better parameterization of geomagnetic field behavior that has contributed to more accurate paleomagnetic pole positions.
 Research Interests
1) The behavior of the ancient geomagnetic field: How long has the geomagnetic field been essentially dipolar? Why does the magnetic field reverse? How strong can the magnetic field get? How fast can it change? 2) Statistical analysis of paleomagnetic data. 3) Applications of paleomagnetic data to geological problems such as: The use of paleomagnetic data for geochronological control. The use of paleointensity variations as an additional magnetostratigraphic tool. 4 Rock fabrics: The use of paleomagnetic data in structural and tectonic problems.

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