Climatic and environmental magnetic (paleo-)signatures in soils and sediments
Convener: N. Thouveny  | Co-Convener: Blanchet 
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Mon, 20 Apr, 17:30–19:00  / Halls X/Y

This session deals with recent advances in soil and sediments magnetic characterization and their relevance for detection of (paleo-)climate and (paleo-) environmental changes.
Rock-magnetism offers high sensitivity and high-resolution tools to decipher lithological and geochemical changes in sediments and soils, linked with past climatic and environmental fluctuations. From single parameter, high-resolution rock-magnetic characterizations to multi-proxy parameter networks characterizing mixtures of metal oxides and/or sulphides, the rock-magnetic methods interact with other methods (rock physics, geochemistry, paleobiology, etc), for a better qualification and when possible a quantification of paleoclimate variations at the local, regional or global scale.