Castle Meeting


Workshop programme

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Friday 28 June
Before 15:00Check-in / bag drop / pick-up bicycleHotel Mitland
15:00 – 15:30Opening with coffee and teaVening Meinesz. 1.04
15:30 – 18:00Lecture: Introduction to Micromagnetics
by Lennart de Groot, Karl Fabian, Wyn Williams
Vening Meinesz. 1.04
18:30 – 21:00DinnerGrand Café Living
Weg tot de Wetenschap 400, Utrecht
After dinnerCheck-inHotel Mitland
Saturday 29 June
09:30 – 13:00The group is split in two parallel sessions:
Hands-on measuring with the QDM
By Frenk Out, Martha Kosters, Rosa de Boer
Micromagnetic modelling with MERRILL
By Wyn Williams, Karl Fabian
Fort Hoofddijk 
De Vagant
13:00 – 14:00LunchDe Vagant
14:00 – 17:30The group is split in two parallel sessions:
Hands-on measuring with the QDM
By Frenk Out, Martha Kosters, Rosa de Boer
Micromagnetic modelling with MERRILL
By Wyn Williams, Karl Fabian
Fort Hoofddijk
De Vagant
17:30End of programme, dinner at own convenience 
Sunday 30 June
09:30 – 13:00Micromagnetic Tomography and interpretations
By Lennart de Groot, Frenk Out, and others
De Vagant
13:00 – 14:00LunchDe Vagant
14:00End of workshop, continue with conference programme 

Conference programme

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Sunday 30 June
AfternoonCheck-in, pick-up badge, bicycle, etc.Hotel Mitland & Hotel Moxy
15:30 – 18:30Opening reception with guided tours through Utrecht’s city centerDe Grote Catacomben
Oudegracht 219, Utrecht
19:00 – 21:00Opening dinnerRestaurant Djakarta
Lucasbolwerk 19, Utrecht
Monday 1 July
09:30 – 10:00OpeningKoningsberger Cosmos
10:00 – 10:30Coffee and teaKoningsberger Central Hall
10:30 – 12:00Session 1: Paleomagnetism in sedimentsKoningsberger Cosmos
12:00 – 13:30LunchDe Vagant
13:30 – 15:00Session 2: Anisotropy of Magnetic Susceptibility, and MethodologyKoningsberger Cosmos
15:00 – 17:00Poster session A: Paleomagnetism in Sediments; Paleomagnetism and Tectonics; Anisotropy of Magnetic Susceptibility, and Methodology
With coffee and tea
Koningsberger Central Hall
17:00 – 18:00DrinksDe Vagant
18:00 – 21:30Tours of Fort Hoofddijk
Dinner in the Botanical Gardens
Fort Hoofddijk
Tuesday 2 July
08:30 – 10:00Session 3a: Paleomagnetism and TectonicsKoningsberger Cosmos
10:00 – 10:30Coffee and teaKoningsberger Central Hall
10:30 – 12:00Session 3b: Paleomagnetism and TectonicsKoningsberger Cosmos
12:00 – 13:00LunchDe Vagant
13:00 – 13:30Travel (bike/bus) to Fort Vechten 
13:30 – 20:00Waterlinie museum, activities, dinnerFort bij Vechten
20:00 – 20:30Travel (bike/bus) to hotels 
Wednesday 3 July
08:30 – 10:00Session 4: Environmental MagnetismKoningsberger Cosmos
10:00 – 10:30Coffee and teaKoningsberger Central Hall
10:30 – 12:00Session 5: ArcheomagnetismKoningsberger Cosmos
12:00 – 13:30LunchDe Vagant
13:30 – 15:00Discussion on next Castle MeetingKoningsberger Cosmos
15:00 – 17:00Poster session B: Archeomagnetism; Geomagnetism; Environmental magnetism
With coffee and tea
Koningsberger Central Hall
17:00 – 19:00DrinksDe Vagant
EveningDinner at your own convenience in the city center 
Thursday 4 July
08:30 – 10:00Session 6a: Fundamental Rock-MagnetismKoningsberger Cosmos
10:00 – 10:30Coffee and teaKoningsberger Central Hall
10:30 – 12:00Session 6b: Fundamental Rock-MagnetismKoningsberger Cosmos
12:00 – 13:30LunchDe Vagant
13:30 – 15:00Session 6c: Fundamental Rock-MagnetismKoningsberger Cosmos
15:00 – 17:00Poster session C: ‘Fundamental Rock-Magnetism; Methods’
With coffee and tea
Koningsberger Central Hall
17:00 – 19:30Drinks and pizza dinnerDe Vagant
20:30 – 22:00Night canoeingKanoverhuur Utrecht
Oudegracht 275, Utrecht
Friday 5 July
08:30 – 10:00Session 7: Geo and lunar dynamosKoningsberger Cosmos
10:00 – 10:30Coffee and teaKoningsberger Central Hall
10:30 – 12:00Session 8: Paleosecular VariationKoningsberger Cosmos
12:00 – 13:30LunchDe Vagant
13:30 – 14:30Discussion on the future of paleomagnetism in Europe and beyondKoningsberger Cosmos
14:30 – 15:30Session 9: Mark’s journey through rock-magnetismKoningsberger Cosmos
15:30 – 16:00Coffee and tea breakKoningsberger Central Hall
16:00 – 17:00Session 10: ‘FEST’ Mark DekkersKoningsberger Cosmos
17:00 – 18:00DrinksDe Vagant
18:00 – 23:00Dinner and farewell party
Barbeque in the Botanical Gardens
Fort Hoofddijk
Saturday 6 July
Before 11:00Check-outHotel Mitland & Hotel Moxy

Scientific programme

Oral sessions (Only first/presenting authors are listed below, see abstract book for complete author information)

Session 1: Paleomagnetism in Sediments
Monday July 1
10:30 – 10:45KentCentennial pulses of Central Atlantic Magmatic Province lavas and the end-Triassic mass extinction event
10:45 – 11:00GerritsenMagnetic tracing of lost time in Cenozoic sediments from the northern Rocky Mountains, USA
11:00 – 11:15KdýrTithonian to Berriasian pelagic carbonate sequence in the Dedina section (Carpatho-Balkanides, eastern Serbia): timing of remagnetization events and their effect on magnetostratigraphy
11:15 – 11:30PeriniDating the oldest peopling of Atlantic Morocco: magnetostratigraphy solves the chronologies of archaeological bearing sites
11:30 – 11:45MuttoniHominin population bottleneck coincided with migration from Africa during the Early Pleistocene ice age transition
11:45 – 12:00SierRelative Paleo Intensity record of the Hominin Sites Paleolakes Drilling Project Baringo core shows orbital cyclicity.
Session 2: Anisotropy of Magnetic Susceptibility, and Methodology
Monday 1 July
13:30 – 13:45HroudaOn the precision of anisotropy of magnetic remanence: I. Modelling the effects of measuring designs and the accuracy of directional remanence
13:45 – 14:00ChadimaOn the precision of anisotropy of magnetic remanence: II. High-field experiments and tensor fitting toolbox
14:00 – 14:15TeodorksiMagnetic fabric analysis in a paleogeographic reconstruction of ice-sheet advance
14:15 – 14:30RothGeocentric Axial Dipole and Anisotropic Magnetic Susceptibility (GAD-AMS) Inclinometer Method for Constraining Borehole Geometry
14:30 – 14:45KugabalanDetermining Paleo-stress signals using rock magnetism
14:45 – 15:00RöslerTunable DC Magnetic Shielding Made of Electrical Steel
Session 3a: Paleomagnetism and Tectonics
Tuesday 2 July
08:30 – 08:45AppelChallenges in paleomagnetic determination of Greater India
08:45 – 09:00WangPaleo-Tethys Ocean and the Mongol-Okhotsk Ocean were connected before Middle-Triassic 
09:00 – 09:15WagenaarTowards reconstructing mantle kinematics in a plate kinematic reference frame
09:15 – 09:30MaOne-way convergence of microcontinents from Gondwana to Asia is driven by subduction transference
09:30 – 09:45VaesImproved paleomagnetic constraints reveal slow true polar wander around varying equatorial axes during the last 320 Ma
09:45 – 10:00MichalskiProject NEOMAGARATE – a crucial step towards verification of Neoproterozoic true polar wander hypothesis – preliminary results
Session 3b: Paleomagnetism and Tectonics
Tuesday July 2
10:30 – 10:45AhaninDrift of Baltica during the Ordovician: New Paleomagnetic Data from Central Sweden
10:45 – 11:00SauerbierDetermining the Vertical Axis Rotation of the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Islands since the Eocene with the use of Paleomagnetic Directions
11:00 – 11:15Pastor-GalánGone Round the Bend: The twisted history of the Sierra Madre Oriental Orocline and its remagnetizations
11:15 – 11:30FuRock magnetic expression of friction experiments: a case study of simulated fault gouges from the Seismogenic Groningen gas field
11:30 – 11:45van der BoonBlock rotations in NW Iran in response to the Arabia-Eurasia collision constrained by paleomagnetism
11:45 – 12:00Xu, H.R.Application of anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility to determine the tectonic process: A case study from the North China craton
Session 4: Environmental Magnetism
Wednesday 3 July
08:30 – 08:45FrankeApplication of bio-monitors to trace airborne particulate matter in the urban environment – linking environmental magnetic mapping to (metallic) micro-pollutants.
08:45 – 09:00Frančišković-Bilinski Case study of Zagreb City area soils – magnetic susceptibility mapping and characterization of geochemical composition on selected sites
09:00 – 09:15AidonaMagnetic and geochemical investigations of road dusts from the broader area of Thessaloniki, N. Greece: changes over a period of ten years 
09:15 – 09:30PetrovskyMagnetic properties of wood ash
09:30 – 09:45MagieraMagnetic characteristic of ashes from different kinds of biomass combustion
09:45 – 10:00Niezabitowska-ŚliwkaEnvironmental magnetism of estuarine sediments in northern Sweden
Session 5: Archeomagnetism
Wednesday 3 July
10:30 – 10:45GrisonMagnetic and geochemical record of soil impacted by 300 years of Early medieval settlement
10:45 – 11:00SchannerArchKalmag14k: A correlation based geomagnetic field model for the Holocene
11:00 – 11:15SerranoChallenges and limitations in archeomagnetic dating using global paleoreconstructions
11:15 – 11:30DinisPaleomagnetism of speleothems from the Estremenho Massif, Central Portugal
11:30 – 11:45UcarThe first full-vector lacustrine paleomagnetic record for the Mid-Holocene period from Central Europe
11:45 – 12:00SupakulopasCurrent archaeointensity studies in Thailand and the ancient field variations
Session 6a: Fundamental Rock-Magnetism
Thursday 4 July
08:30 – 08:45DemoryMonitoring the post Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) gadolinium release by magnetic susceptibility measurements of urine
08:45 – 09:00KaubMagnetite particles in the human brain connected to liver pathology
09:00 – 09:15FabianTrapdoor viscous remanent magnetization
09:15 – 09:30PatersonDomain States, Thermal Stability and FORCs in the Titanomagnetite Series
09:30 – 09:45GeMagnetic stability of magnetite particles with single vortex structure during low temperature oxidation
09:45 – 10:00Ferreira de Souza JuniorMagnetic microscopy full vector inversion using iterative Euler deconvolution and non-linear optimization
Session 6b: Fundamental Rock-Magnetism
Thursday 4 July
10:30 – 10:45de GrootMicromagnetic Tomography: 
10:45 – 11:00HarrisonTowards three-dimensional nanomagnetic imaging of the pseudo-single-domain state
11:00 – 11:15OutUnlocking rock magnetic signals in thick sections: upscaling micromagnetic tomography through double-sided scanning
11:15 – 11:30WilliamsMicromagnetic constraints on the grain size dependence and magnetic stability of sub-micron monoclinic pyrrhotite (Fe7S8)
11:30 – 11:45KostersMicromagnetic tomography: understanding Isothermal Remanent Magnetizations at grain level
11:45 – 12:00de BoerDeciphering complex bulk demagnetization behavior by studying individual magnetic grain behavior.
Session 6c: Fundamental Rock-Magnetism
Thursday 4 July
13:30 – 13:45SpassovObservations of the exchange bias effect in Chinese loesses and palaeosols.
13:45 – 14:00GalloUsing Statistical Learning to Identify Remagnetization Sources in Carbonate Rocks
14:00 – 14:15KobylińskiPetromagnetic characterization of hydrocarbon migration pathways in the Gorlice Area, Polish Outer Carpathians petroleum province.
14:15 – 14:30von DobeneckThe Petromagnetic Dilemma and Inventory of North Atlantic Heinrich Layers
14:30 – 14:45BerckhanMagneto-mineralogical characterisation of the Bažina Maar (CZ) volcanic rocks
14:45 – 15:00Zhang, S.H.Precambrian paleomagnetic and rock magnetic research in China: a review
Session 7: Geo and lunar dynamos
Friday 5 July
08:30 – 08:45GilderThe magnetic state of iron in Earth’s inner core
08:45 – 09:00BigginStrong thermal heterogeneity in the lowermost mantle modulates geomagnetic field behaviour on geological timescales
09:00 – 09:15HuangArchean to Neoproterozoic driving of the geodynamo traced using paleointensity
09:15 – 09:30LhuillierIs the Cretaceous Normal Superchron characterised by a distinct geodynamo regime?
09:30 – 09:45NicholsMantle overturn drove early lunar volcanism and the lunar dynamo during the high intensity epoch
09:45 – 10:00TardunoEvidence for impact magnetizations and absence of a lunar core dynamo after 4.36 Ga
Session 8: Paleosecular Variation
Friday 5 July
10:30 – 10:45Puente-BorqueThe link between the millennial variability in Earth’s rotation and the geomagnetic field
10:45 – 11:00HahnPalaeomagnetic secular variation at mid-latitude: preliminary results from the Lausitz Volcanic Field (29–32 Ma)
11:00 – 11:15PiispaEarth’s magnetic field behavior during the ~13 Ma Kleifakot instability event, Westfjords, NW Iceland
11:15 – 11:30Liu, J.B.Paleosecular variations in the South Atlantic Anomaly region over the past 140 ka
11:30 – 11:45BoehnelBrunhes-Matuyama excursions recorded in Mexico: New paleomagnetic and geochronology results
11:45 – 12:00FontThe Laschamps geomagnetic excursion recorded in two stalagmites from the Bat Cave, Central Portugal
Session 9: Mark’s journey through rock-magnetism
Friday 5 July
14:30 – 15:30Krijgsman and othersMark’s life in rock-magnetism and at Fort Hoofddijk
Session 10: Closing lecture by Mark Dekkers
Friday 5 July
16:00 – 17:00DekkersClosing lecture

Poster sessions (Only first/presenting authors are listed below, see abstract book for complete author information)

Session A: Paleomagnetism in Sediments; Paleomagnetism and Tectonics; Anisotropy of Magnetic Susceptibility
Monday 1 July: 15:00 – 17:00
Paleomagnetism in Sediments
ChenDevonian paleomagnetism in the West Qinling mountains of China
DaiMiddle – Late Eocene cold and wet climatic interval in East Asia: evidence from lacustrine sediments of the lower Huoshaogou Formation in the Hexi Corridor, NE Tibetan Plateau
LaiPaleomagnetic and U-Pb geochronological evidence reveal the Mesozoic evolution of large-scale drainage systems in the Indochina Block
Li, S.Magnetostratigraphy dating on the Cenozoic sedimentary basins in the southeast margin of the Tibetan Plateau 
NadolskyHydrothermal sediment input determines the magnetic and geochemical signature of Late Miocene abyssal sediments in the CCZ, East Pacific
Tonti-FilippiniA tale of two carbonatites: Comparative paleomagnetism of the Ediacaran Fen and Alnö complexes
Paleomagnetism and Tectonics
AntonioPreliminary paleomagnetic results and geochronology of the ~535-520 Ma Parauapebas dyke swarm, Amazonia: testing an unstable geodynamo or corrupted data? and updates and developments 
Hinsbergen, vanA global apparent polar wander path for the last 320 Ma calculated from
site-level paleomagnetic data
Xu, S.New paleomagnetic constraints on the paleoposition of the southern margin of Asia prior to the India-Asia Collision 
YanA step in solving the Tethys problem: paleomagnetic constraint on the movement of the Indochina and Sibumasu blocks during Permo-Triassic
Anisotropy of Magnetic Susceptibility
AllcornEmplacement Model and Paleomagnetism of the Post-Caldera Trachyandesite Intrusions at the Świerki, Poland
DomeierPaleomagnetism sans remanence?
DuShear deformation promotes thermal decomposition of magnetic (Fe-bearing) minerals: implications for estimating temperature rise during seismic fault slip
KusbachDo Deformation Mechanisms Influence AMS Records in Shear Zones?
LenartowiczGlobal trends vs. local deviations in AMS of the northern limb and axial zone of the Podhale Synclinorium (Spiš region, Inner Western Carpathians) – initial results
LuTectonic strain influences the reliability of paleomagnetic data from the Upper Cretaceous redbeds in the Lhasa Terrane, insight from AMS, hf-AIR and CPO
MachekOn the ab-initio determined anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility of dia- to para- magnetic mineral series
RomeroIdentifying and characterizing distinct eruptive phases of Vinařická Hora, Czech Republic 
Session B: Archeomagnetism; Geomagnetism; Environmental magnetism
Wednesday 3 July: 15:00 – 17:00
CampsMagnetic dating : An invaluable tool for archaeology.
Ech-chakrouniPreliminary results of an archaeomagnetic study of a pottery kiln discovered in Southern Belgium.
HervéArchaeomagnetic study of iron metallurgy archaeological sites in Togo and Benin
KlanicaThe impact of 18th century artillery field fortifications on soil environment recorded by magnetic susceptibility and geochemistry
SchneppNew archeointensity data from Central Europe for the period from late Bronze and early Iron Age
Ségué-PassamaNew archaeomagnetic data in Central Europe for the Early Medieval Ages
BohsungBayesian Preprocessing for Palaeomagnetic Sediment Records using a Flexible Lock-in Function Approach
ChiPalaeomagnetic secular variation of Early-Middle Miocene Volcanics from Vogelsberg
Grinsven, vanInvestigating the westward movement of the South Atlantic Anomaly: New full-vector paleomagnetic data from Taveuni, Fiji.
HendrickxSubsurface Topography and Paleomagnetic Measurements: A New Perspective from Modelling Local Anomalies Mount Etna
KorteHow well do we know the last geomagnetic field reversal?
Liu, P.Source of lunar magnetic anomalies: insights from Chang’E-5 soil
MeyerPaleomagnetic behavior and stability of very recent lava flows, the 2021 La Palma volcanic eruption, Spain
PanovskaTowards global time-average models of the geomagnetic field over deep geological time
Savranskaia Global Geomagnetic Field Reconstructions: Combining 10Be and RPI for Improved Analysis
ScheidtDoes the Bolshoye Shuchye Event exist?
XueRevisiting the paleomagnetism of the Egersund Dikes
Environmental magnetism
BilinskiVariations of magnetic susceptibility in upper, underground and lower flows of karstic Dobra River, Croatia
Górka-KostrubiecIntegrated magnetic analysis for discrimination of the coarse and fine fractions of indoor dust, street dust and ash.
Ramirez-GarciaBiomagnetic monitoring of air quality adjacent to an inland port in the Los Angeles basin
Zhang, M.Shifts in magnetic mineral assemblages support ocean deoxygenation before the end-Permian mass extinction
Session C: Fundamental Rock-Magnetism; Methods
Thursday 4 July: 15:00 – 17:00
Fundamental Rock-Magnetism
AgeevaScanning magnetometry of acicular Fe-Ti oxide micro-inclusions in plagioclase
BakerEvaluating the ability of a Preisach-based CRM model to represent natural behaviour
BianUnveiling Magnetic Properties of Individual Magnetite Particles: A Fusion of Micromagnetism and Micromagnetometry
ChurchRemanent Preisach and FORC PCA of coarse-grained assemblages: whole rock and mineral separates from the Bushveld Complex, South Africa
DuScanning Quantum Diamond Microscope Based on Diamond Nitrogen-Vacancy Center Magnetometry
FishMicrostructural and Paleomagnetic Analysis of Eagle Station and Ungrouped Pallasite Metal
FoucherVolcanic Structures and Evolution of the Tlustec Kopec volcano, Czech Republic.
Han, D.Investigating the magnetic properties of subduction zone mantle wedge: insight from exhumed samples collected from Santa Catalina Island, California
Han, X.Rock magnetic and mineralogical characteristics of mineralization products by iron-reducing bacteria
HePaleoenvironmental influences on magnetofossil abundance in the Southwestern Iberian Margin
KontnyComparison of Curie temperatures from in and out-of phase magnetic susceptibility in titanomagnetite 
LippertAlteration of magnetic minerals in 2017 basaltic tuff drill cores from Surtsey Volcano, Iceland, 50 years after eruption. 
Martin-HernandezRock magnetic study and magnetic susceptibility map of the La Palma island
NagyMicromagnetic determination of the FORC response of paleomagnetically significant magnetite assemblages
PavlovicsMagnetic petrology of fault mirrors: A window into the spatial patterns of temperatures rise during ancient earthquakes. A test case from the Wasatch fault zone in Utah.
SongLoess deposits in the middle reaches of Yarlung Zangbo River valley, Tibetan Plateau: magnetic properties and the enhancement mechanism of magnetic susceptibility
de MoraesBuilding Synthetic Stalagmites
Maat, terThe EXCITE network: free-of-charge access to electron and X-ray microscopy of Earth and Environmental materials
VerleysenComputer Simulation of Magnetic DC Shielding in Electrical Steel with COMSOL Multiphysics