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Bradford M Clement

Professor of Geology and Chairmain,

Ph.D. Geology, Columbia University
M.A. Geology, Columbia University
B.S. with Honors, Geology, University of Georgia

Office: PC 319B
Telephone: (305) 348-3085
Email: clementb@fiu.edu

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Research Interests

My research focuses on polarity reversals of Earth's magnetic field. By collecting paleomagnetic records of the geomagnetic field as it undergoes polarity reversal, we hope to document how the field behaves during the polarity transition. This in turn will help us understand what causes the field to change polarity.


Other areas of active research in the FIU paleomagnetism group include, Caribbean tectonics, magnetic properties of ferromagnetic minerals at high pressure, and environmental magnetism.

Selected publications:

Clement, B. M., 2000, Assessing the fidelity of palaeomagnetic records of geomagnetic reversal, Philosophical Transactions - Royal Society of London, 358, 1049-1064.

Clement, B. M., Poetisi, E., Bralower, T. J., CoBabe, E., Longoria, J., 2000,  Magnetostratigraphy of Mid- Cretaceous limestones from the Sierra Madre of northeastern Mexico,  Geophysical Journal International, 143, 219-229.

Yang, Z., Clement, B. M., Acton, G. D., Lund, S. P., Okada, M., Williams, T., 2001, Records of the Cobb Mountain Subchron from the Bermuda Rise (ODP Leg 172), Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 193, 303-313.

Acton, G. D., Okada, M., Clement, B. M., Lund, S.P., and T, Williams, 2002, Paleomagnetic overprints in ocean cores and their relationship to shear deformation caused by piston coring, J. Geophys. Res., 107, 10,1029.

Clement, B. M., The dependence of geomagnetic polarity reversal durations on site latitude, Nature, 428 ,637-639, 2004.