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

The oroclinal tests uses bootstrapped (Gaussian or Standard) linear regressive techniques to determine the relationship between bi-dimensional data (e.g. strike and declination).

Data can be loaded to the application by clicking the button above. The required input format can be viewed by clicking the ?-button.

Oroclinal Test Linear Regression

The oroclinal test does a linear regression on the provided data and calculates confidence bounds through Gaussian or standard sampling within the specified uncertainties.

Standard sampling and Gaussian sampling are bootstrapped. Choose the type of sampling for your data below.

Strike

Declination

Regression Information

Figure 1 - Oroclinal test showing the sampled declinations and strikes (blue dots) with measurement uncertainties (black bars). The red line shows the total least squares regression for the data. The surrounding shaded red area illustrates the confidence interval for 1000 bootstrapped regressions. For comparison the average bootstrap shown in green.

Figure 2a, b - Showing the slope (left) and intercept (right) of the total least squares regression for the data (blue vertical) with shaded blue bootstrapped confidence interval. The green vertical indicates the average bootstrapped value. The black vertical indicates the result from a weighed regression (see text).

Residuals to Regression

Figure 3 - Illustrating the data residuals in blue dots including lines indicating 1σ, 2σ, and 3σ. The bars are histograms for the data and bootstraps in blue and orange respectively. These should approximate a normal distributed. The length of each bin is represented by a sample (scaled by -1000 for the bootstraps).

Figure 4 - Quantile - Quantile plot for the selected residuals. A normal distribution of residuals would approximate a straight line.

Oroclinal Foldtest

Figure 5 - Oroclinal foldtest showing the circular variance as a function of unfolding. A smaller circular variance indicates a tighter clustering of the data. The bolded red line represents the actual data and is surrounded by the first 25 bootstraps shaded in blue.

Awesome Tip: Click the thick red line to view the declination distribution for that percentage of unfolding.