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High-precision geochronology

Mark D. Schmitz and Klaudia F. Kuiper
High-precision geochronology (in One hundred yeras of geochronology, Daniel J. Condon (editor) and Mark D. Schmitz (editor))
Elements (February 2013) 9 (1): 25-30


High-precision geochronology is integral to testing hypotheses regarding the correlation, causes, and rates of events and processes in Earth history. Recent studies have sought to reconcile very precise, but apparently conflicting, ages for the same geological samples and events using different chronometers. Both systematic (decay constants, ages of standard materials) and geological (daughter-nuclide loss, inheritance) complexities contribute to the challenges of rock-clock calibration. Community-wide efforts to improve radioisotope geochronology have successfully mitigated many of these factors, and have brought high-precision geochronology to a threshold of unprecedented integration with stratigraphic and geochemical proxies of Earth systems dynamics.

ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 9
Serial Issue: 1
Title: High-precision geochronology
Title: One hundred yeras of geochronology
Author(s): Schmitz, Mark D.Kuiper, Klaudia F.
Author(s): Condon, Daniel J.editor
Author(s): Schmitz, Mark D.editor
Affiliation: Boise State University, Department of Geosciences, Boise, ID, United States
Pages: 25-30
Published: 201302
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
References: 35
Accession Number: 2013-030754
Categories: Geochronology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Secondary Affiliation: Vrije Universiteit, NLD, Netherlands
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Mineralogical Society of America. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201319
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