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Paleomagnetism can be used in conjunction with other correlation or dating methods to establish the age or rocks or to decipher changes in a rock's orientation through time.In Menlo Park, contact: Dwayne Champion for more information about the paleomagnetic lab.In addition to the chemical and physical characteristics of volcanic ash, select igneous minerals in the ash can be used for absolute dating (discussed below).For more information, contact Andrei Sarna-Wojcicki. Strontium Geochronology - With modern isotope separation equipment, the content of selected elemental isotopes can now be measured in concentrations to parts-per-million to parts-per-billion and beyond.During periods of glaciation, large volumes of -O become trapped in glacial ice, enriching ocean water in the heavier oxygen isotope.As a result, oxygen isotope data extracted from shell-bearing sediments can provide information about cycles of glaciation (and climate change), and can be used for relative dating.