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Geochronology and Thermochronology

Series: Wiley Works
By: Peter W Reiners(Author), Richard W Carlson(Author), Paul R Renne(Author), Kari M Cooper(Author), Darryl E Granger(Author), Noah M McLean(Author), Blair Schoene(Author)
480 pages, illustrations
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This book is a welcome introduction and reference for users and innovators in geochronology. It provides modern perspectives on the current state-of-the art in most of the principal areas of geochronology and thermochronology, while recognizing that they are changing at a fast pace. It emphasizes fundamentals and systematics, historical perspective, analytical methods, data interpretation, and some applications chosen from the literature. This book complements existing coverage by expanding on those parts of isotope geochemistry that are concerned with dates and rates and insights into Earth and planetary science that come from temporal perspectives.

Geochronology and Thermochronology offers chapters covering: Foundations of Radioisotopic Dating; Analytical Methods; Interpretational Approaches: Making Sense of Data; Diffusion and Thermochronologic Interpretations; Rb-Sr, Sm-Nd, Lu-Hf; Re-Os and Pt-Os; U-Th-Pb Geochronology and Thermochronology; The K-Ar and 40Ar/39Ar Systems; Radiation-damage Methods of Geo- and Thermochronology; The (U-Th)/He System; Uranium-series Geochronology; Cosmogenic Nuclides; and Extinct Radionuclide Chronology.

Geochronology and Thermochronology is designed for graduate and upper-level undergraduate students with a solid background in mathematics, geochemistry, and geology.


Preface, ix
1 Introduction, 1
2 Foundations of radioisotopic dating, 17
3 Analytical methods, 39
4 Interpretational approaches: making sense of data, 65
5 Diffusion and thermochronologic interpretations, 83
6 Rb–Sr, Sm–Nd, and Lu–Hf, 127
7 Re–Os and Pt–Os, 151
8 U–Th–Pb geochronology and thermochronology, 171
9 The K–Ar and 40Ar/39Ar systems, 231
10 Radiation-damage methods of geochronology and thermochronology, 259
11 The (U–Th)/He system, 291
12 Uranium-series geochronology, 365
13 Cosmogenic nuclides, 395
14 Extinct radionuclide chronology, 421

Index, 445

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Peter W. Reiners, University of Arizona, USA Richard W. Carlson, Carnegie Institution for Science, USA Paul R. Renne, Berkeley Geochronology Center and University of California, USA Kari M. Cooper, University of California, USA Darryl E. Granger, Purdue University, USA Noah M. McLean, University of Kansas, USA Blair Schoene, Princeton University, USA

Series: Wiley Works
By: Peter W Reiners(Author), Richard W Carlson(Author), Paul R Renne(Author), Kari M Cooper(Author), Darryl E Granger(Author), Noah M McLean(Author), Blair Schoene(Author)
480 pages, illustrations
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