Rates and dates : Geo- and thermochronology methods and applications


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Rates and dates : Geo- and thermochronology methods and applications

Leaders and affiliations : E. Enkelmann (University of Calgary), William Matthews (University of Calgary)

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 : Post-congress

Associated special session / Field trip : to be determined

Linked to theme Geosystems and Hydrogeosystems