Rates and dates : Geo- and thermochronology methods and applications


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Rates and dates : Geo- and thermochronology methods and applications

E. Enkelmann & W. Matthews (University of Calgary)

Leaders and affiliations : Eva Enkelmann & William Matthews (University of Calgary)

Contact : [email protected]

Description : Geo-and thermochronology are radiometric dating techniques that allow scientists to quantify the timing of geologic events and with this the duration and rates of geologic processes. These methods differ in their sensitivity to temperatures ranging from mineral crystallization at ~800 °C to upper crustal heating and cooling at 50-100°C. This one-day short course will provide the principles of radiometric dating and highlight the similarities and differences between geochronology methods such as zircon U-Pb dating and thermochronology methods such as fission track and U-Th/He dating.

Number of participants (Min/Max) : 10/40

Language : english

Duration : 1 day

Date : May 16, 2019

Price : 150$ / student and 600$ / professional

Associated theme : Geosystems and Hydrogeosystems

Associated special session / field tripQuantifying timing and rates of geologic processes (SS-GH20)

Under the patronage of the University of Calgary