& Source Code

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)


Koymans, M.R., van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., Pastor-Galan, D., Vaes, B., and Langereis, C.G., Towards FAIR paleomagnetic data management through 2.0, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (Accepted)

The source code for this particular version () of the software can be cited. It may be important to include what version of the software was used for analysis with respect to data provenance.

Interpretation Portal

McFadden, P.L., McElhinny, M.W. The combined analysis of remagnetization circles and direct observations in palaeomagnetism Earth and Planetary Science Letters 87 (1-2), pp. 161-17241 (1988)


Kirschvink, J.L. The least-squares line and plane and the analysis of palaeomagnetic data. Geophysical Journal, Royal Astronomical Society 62 (3), pp. 699-718 (1980)

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Fisher, R. Dispersion on a Sphere Proceedings of the Royal Society, A: 217: 295-305 (1953)

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Butler, R.F. Paleomagnetism: magnetic domains to geologic terranes (book) (1992)

Statistics Portal

Tauxe, L., with contributions from Butler, R.F., Van der Voo, R., and Banerjee, S.K., Essentials of Paleomagnetism, University of California Press, ISBN: 9780520260313 (2010)


Deenen, M.H.L., Langereis, C.G., van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., and Biggin, A.J., Geomagnetic secular variation and the statistics of paleomagnetic directions, Geophysical Journal International 186, p. 509-520 (2011)

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Zijderveld, J.D.A. (1967): A.C. demagnetization of rocks: analysis of results. In D.W. Collinson, K.M. Crees and S.K. Runcorn (Eds.) Methods in Paleomagnetism (pp. 254-286). Elsevier, Amsterdam.


McFadden, P.L., McElhinny, M.W. Classification of the reversal test in palaeomagnetism Geophysical Journal International 103 (3), pp. 725-729 (1990).

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Tauxe, L. Essentials of Paleomagnetism, 2010. University of California press.


Tauxe, L., Watson, G.S. The fold test: an eigen analysis approach Earth and Planetary Science Letters 122 (3-4), pp. 331-341 (1994).


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)


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)

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R. F. King The Remanent Magnetism of Artificially Deposited Sediments Mon. Nat. Roy. astr. Soc., Geophys. Suppl., 7, 115–134. (1955).

Geography Portal

Torsvik et al., Phanerozoic polar wander, palaeogeography and dynamics Source of the Document Earth-Science Reviews 114 (3-4), pp. 325-368 (2012).


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).


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).


van Hinsbergen et al., A Paleolatitude Calculator for Paleoclimate Studies (model version 1.2), PLOS ONE (2015).


Li et al., Paleomagnetic constraints on the mesozoic-cenozoic paleolatitudinal and rotational history of indochina and south china: Review and updated kinematic reconstruction. Earth-Science Reviews (2017), 171, 58–77.

Miscellaneous Portal

Allerton, S., Vine, F.J. Spreading structure of the Troodos ophiolite, Cyprus: some paleomagnetic constraints. (1987) Geology, 15 (7), pp. 593-597.

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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.


Pastor-Galán, D., Mulchrone, K. F., Koymans, M. R., van Hinsbergen, D. J., & Langereis, C. G. (2017). Bootstrapped total least squares orocline test: A robust method to quantify vertical-axis rotation patterns in orogens, with examples from the Cantabrian and Aegean oroclines. Lithosphere, 9(3), 499-511.


Tauxe et al., PmagPy: Software package for paleomagnetic data analysis and a bridge to the Magnetics Information Consortium (MagIC) Database. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 17 (6), 2450-2463 (2016)

The GitHub repository for the PmagPy library can be found here:

MagIC Interface
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The website of the Magnetics Information Consortium:


Boyden et al., Next-generation plate-tectonic reconstructions using GPlates. In G. R. Keller & C. Baru (Eds.), Geoinformatics (2011) (pp. 95–114).


Gurnis et al., Plate tectonic reconstructions with continuously closing plates. Computers & Geosciences (2012), 38 (1), 35–42.

The website for the GPlates software: to read more about GPlates rotation files that can be used as input in the Geography portal.