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Paleomagnetic Analysis Of A Long-Term Sediment Trap, Kooken Cave, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA

  • Ira. D. Sasowsky
  • Rebecca A. Clotts
  • Bryan Crowell
  • Selena M. Walko
  • Edward J. LaRock
  • William Harbert

Kooken Cave is an extensive, deep fissure system developed in Ordovician age limestones of the Valley and Ridge physiographic province, Pennsylvania, USA. The cave floods to significant depth each year, due to influent surface waters. The cave drains slowly, and 45 ft (15 m) of clastic sediments fill portions of the cave.

Keywords

Sediment Trap Alternate Field Demagnetization Paleosecular Variation Vertical Gray Line Overlie Land 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ira. D. Sasowsky
    • 1
  • Rebecca A. Clotts
    • 1
  • Bryan Crowell
    • 2
  • Selena M. Walko
    • 3
  • Edward J. LaRock
    • 4
  • William Harbert
    • 5
  1. 1.Dept. of GeologyUniversity of AkronAkronUSA
  2. 2.Environmental Pollution Control Program, 209 Materials Research LabThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity of ParkUSA
  3. 3.Dept. of Earth ResourcesColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA
  4. 4.DenverUSA
  5. 5.Dept. of Geology & Planetary Science, 321 Engineering HallUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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