Reliability Index Criteria for Studies in Magnetostratigraphy"
Criterion Brief description
1 Stratigraphie age known at the stage level and associated paleontology presented adequately
2 Sampling localities placed in a measured stratigraphie section
3 Complete thermal or AF demagnetization undertaken and illustrated using Zijderveld diagrams
4 Directions determined from principal component analysis (Kirschvink, 1980)
5 Data published completely as VGP latitudes and/or declination and inclination versus stratigraphie distance plots, together with fully documented statistical parameters
6 Magnetic mineralogy determined
7 Field tests (fold, conglomerate, etc. tests) for the age of magnetization undertaken where possible
8 A positive reversals test determined (McFadden and McElhinny, 1990)
9 Radiometric ages, especially 40Ar/39Ar or U-Pb ages from volcanic ashes or bentonites, available in the stratigraphie section
10 Multiple sections studied
"After Opdyke and Channell (1996)
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