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Methods and Case Studies

Edited by Nils-Axel Morner

Stockholm University, Sweden

Chronology is the backbone of history, and there is a wise saying stating there is no history without a chronology. Earths evolutionary history is built up by geochronology, i.e. time benchmarks upon which the geological history is built up step by step over its total time period of about 4.5 billion years. The first marker in this history is the Jack Hills zircon from Australia dated at about 4.4 GA. The most detailed records come from seasonal changes within annual varves. Stratigraphy provides the basic chronological ordering of layers by layers, units by units, fossil assemblage by assemblage, varves by varves, growth zone by growth zone, etc. The radiometric techniques implied the introduction of absolute age determinations. This book includes a combination of methodological presentations and related case studies, from where we learn about practical problems and achievements. Therefore, the book should be of basic interest both for scientists in their practical in field and laboratory, as well as for general educational purpose.

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GeochronologyMethods and Case StudiesEdited by Nils-Axel Morner

Published: July 25th 2014

DOI: 10.5772/57041

ISBN: 978-953-51-1643-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5051-0

Copyright year: 2014

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12493 Total Chapter Downloads

4 Crossref Citations

21 Web of Science Citations

19 Dimensions Citations


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1. Quaternary Geochronology Using Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) – Current Status of the AMS System at the TONO Geoscience Center

By Akihiro Matsubara, Yoko Saito-Kokubu, Akimitsu Nishizawa, Masayasu Miyake, Tsuneari Ishimaru and Koji Umeda


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2. Luminescence Chronology

By Ken Munyikwa


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3. Varve Chronology

By Nils-Axel Mörner


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4. Geochronology From The Castelo Branco Pluton (Portugal) — Isotopic Methodologies

By Antunes Imhr


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5. In situ U-Pb Dating Combined with SEM Imaging on Zircon — An Analytical Bond for Effective Geological Recontructions

By Annamaria Fornelli, Giuseppe Piccarreta and Francesca Micheletti


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6. Layered PGE Paleoproterozoic (LIP) Intrusions in the N-E Part of the Fennoscandian Shield — Isotope Nd-Sr and 3He/4He Data, Summarizing U-Pb Ages (on Baddeleyite and Zircon), Sm-Nd Data (on Rock-Forming and Sulphide Minerals), Duration and Mineralizatio

By T. Bayanova, F. Mitrofanov, P. Serov, L. Nerovich, N. Yekimova, E. Nitkina and I. Kamensky


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