Reference: Koymans, M.R., Langereis, C.G., Pastor-Galan, D., and van Hinsbergen, D.J.J., An online multi-platform open source environment for paleomagnetic data analysis, Computers and Geosciences, Volume 93, Pages 127–137 (2016)

Net Tectonic Rotation Analysis

The net rotation of a dyke (including any component of tilt and vertical axis rotation) is calculated as a single rotation around an inclined axis, which restores the in situ remanence direction to its initial orientation (reference pole) and the dyke to its initial vertical position. This technique allows the user to calculate the rotation parameters of the deformation experienced by the dyke and its initial orientation.

Reference Pole
Dec / Inc
Magnetization Vector
Dec / Inc
Pole to Dyke
Dec / Inc

Related literature:

Morris, A., Anderson, M.W., Robertson, A.H.F. Multiple tectonic rotations and transform tectonism in an intraoceanic suture zone, SW Cyprus (1998) Tectonophysics, 299 (1-3), pp. 229-253.
Allerton, S., Vine, F.J. Spreading structure of the Troodos ophiolite, Cyprus: some paleomagnetic constraints. (1987) Geology, 15 (7), pp. 593-597.

Use approach by NTR Software

The following checkbox toggles the way points on the ellipses are calculated to the NTR approach and the approach.