Reference: Koymans, M.R., Langereis, C.G., Pastor-Galan, D., and van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., An online multi-platform open source environment for paleomagnetic data analysis, Computers and Geosciences, Volume 93, Pages 127–137 (2016)

References and Citation Information

If you use this application for your research please cite the following publications when using the different modules.

Statistics Portal

Map and APWP Module

  • Torsvik et al., Phanerozoic polar wander, palaeogeography and dynamics Source of the Document Earth-Science Reviews 114 (3-4), pp. 325-368 (2012) [10.1016/j.earscirev.2012.06.007]
  • Besse, J., Courtillot, V. Apparent and true polar wander and the geometry of the geomagnetic field over the last 200 Myr Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 107 (11), pp. EPM 6-1 - 6-31 (2002) [10.1029/2000JB000050]
  • Kent, D.V., Irving, E. Influence of inclination error in sedimentary rocks on the Triassic and Jurassic apparent pole wander path for North America and implications for Cordilleran tectonics Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 115 (10), B10103 (2010) [10.1029/2009JB007205]
  • van Hinsbergen et al., A Paleolatitude Calculator for Paleoclimate Studies (model version 1.2), PLOS ONE (2015) [10.1371/journal.pone.0126946]

CTMD Module

  • McFadden, P.L., McElhinny, M.W. Classification of the reversal test in palaeomagnetism Geophysical Journal International 103 (3), pp. 725-729 (1990) [10.1111/j.1365-246X.1990.tb05683.x]
  • Tauxe, L. Essentials of Paleomagnetism, 2010. University of California press.

Foldtest Module

  • Tauxe, L., Watson, G.S. The fold test: an eigen analysis approach Earth and Planetary Science Letters 122 (3-4), pp. 331-341 (1994) [10.1016/0012-821X(94)90006-X]

Inclination Shallowing Module

  • Tauxe, L., Kodama, K., & Kent, D. V. Testing corrections for paleomagnetic inclination error in sedimentary rocks: a comparative approach. Phys. Earth Planet. Int., 169, 152–165. (2008) [10.1016/j.pepi.2008.05.006]
  • Tauxe, L. & Kent, D. V. A simplified statistical model for the geomagnetic field and the detection of shallow bias in paleomagnetic inclinations: Was the ancient magnetic field dipolar? Timescales of the Paleomagnetic Field, volume 145 (pp. 101–116) (2004) [10.7916/D81N89JT]
  • R. F. King The Remanent Magnetism of Artificially Deposited Sediments Mon. Nat. Roy. astr. Soc., Geophys. Suppl., 7, 115–134. (1955)

Interpretation Portal

Miscellaneous Portal

NTR Analysis

  • Morris, A., Anderson, M.W., Robertson, A.H.F. Multiple tectonic rotations and transform tectonism in an intraoceanic suture zone, SW Cyprus (1998) Tectonophysics, 299 (1-3), pp. 229-253.
  • Allerton, S., Vine, F.J. Spreading structure of the Troodos ophiolite, Cyprus: some paleomagnetic constraints. (1987) Geology, 15 (7), pp. 593-597. [10.1130/0091-7613(1987)15<593:SSOTTO>2.0.CO;2]



PmagPy is a powerful python library that includes many tools for the paleomagnetic analysis of data. The GitHub repository can be found here. The library includes a cookbook, with examples on how the library can be used.