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Dating disappearing ice with cosmogenic nuclides

Susan Ivy-Ochs and Jason P. Briner
Dating disappearing ice with cosmogenic nuclides (in Cosmogenic nuclides, Friedhelm von Blanckenburg (editor) and Jane K. Willenbring (editor))
Elements (October 2014) 10 (5): 351-356

Abstract

Cosmogenic nuclides are remarkably well suited to dating glacial landforms. Exposure dating of boulders on moraines and of glacially sculpted bedrock allows the determination of the ages of former ice margins, from which past glaciations can be temporally constrained. Where moraines are lacking or are poorly preserved, outwash is dated with depth-profile dating. Two-nuclide methods can be used to determine the ages of buried till. Multinuclide measurements of bedrock ages also provide insights into periods of non-erosive ice coverage and can be used to identify regions with selective linear erosion. Of particular interest is the use of cosmogenic nuclides to assess rates of glacier retreat and glacial erosion.


ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 10
Serial Issue: 5
Title: Dating disappearing ice with cosmogenic nuclides
Title: Cosmogenic nuclides
Author(s): Ivy-Ochs, SusanBriner, Jason P.
Author(s): von Blanckenburg, Friedhelmeditor
Author(s): Willenbring, Jane K.editor
Affiliation: Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich, Laboratory of Ion Beam Physics, Zurich, Switzerland
Affiliation: German Research Centre for Geosciences, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, Earth Surface Geochemistry, Potsdam, Germany
Pages: 351-356
Published: 201410
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: 36
Accession Number: 2014-099664
Categories: GeochronologyQuaternary geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
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Secondary Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania, USA, United StatesState University of New York, Buffalo, USA, United States
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Mineralogical Society of America
Update Code: 201450
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