EGU23-216, updated on 22 Feb 2023
EGU General Assembly 2023
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Paleomagnetic study on Holocene sediments from Upper Toporowy Lake in Tatra Mts, Poland

Hakan Ucar1,2, Gunther Kletetschka1,2,3, Daniel Vondrak1, and Eva Svecova1
Hakan Ucar et al.
  • 1Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic (
  • 2Institute of Geology, The Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 3Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, AK, USA

Here we present paleomagnetic investigations on sediments from Upper Toporowy Lake (local name: Toporowy Staw Wyżni), an infilled lake located on the Polish side of the Tatra Mountains. The sampling was done using a peat corer. A total of 49 paleomagnetic samples were acquired in two parallel sediment cores (~50 cm each). Characteristic remanent magnetizations of the samples from the first core have shallower inclinations while the second have values near the expected geocentric axial dipole model. We note correlation of our inclination data with published records from Southern Europe records of an Early Holocene age sediment. Since a Holocene paleomagnetic master curve is absent for Central Europe, the data of this study represent a first step in constructing a master curve that will contribute to global magnetic models and dating of sediments.

Acknowledgments: The research was supported by the Charles University Grant Agency (project no. 265321).

How to cite: Ucar, H., Kletetschka, G., Vondrak, D., and Svecova, E.: Paleomagnetic study on Holocene sediments from Upper Toporowy Lake in Tatra Mts, Poland, EGU General Assembly 2023, Vienna, Austria, 24–28 Apr 2023, EGU23-216,, 2023.

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