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Earth Sciences & Geography - Geochemistry | Encyclopedia of Scientific Dating Methods

Encyclopedia of Scientific Dating Methods

Rink, W. Jack, Thompson, Jeroen W. (Eds.)

2015, 1000 p. 1080 illus., 100 illus. in color.

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  • The volume is completely comprehensive, covering all dating methods in the earth sciences
  • The volume covers both young and old ages, while competing texts focus mainly on one or the other end of the time range
  • The applications of the dating methods will be more detailed, and more comprehensive, than other works
  • Highly interdisciplinary - stretching from earth science to archaeology to life science

The main purpose of the volume is to provide a synthesis of (1) the physical and chemical bases of dating methods, and (2) the applications of dating methods to the geological sciences, biology, and archaeology. This volume will serve as the most comprehensive treatise of widely-accepted dating methods in the earth sciences and related fields. No other volume has a similar scope, in terms of methods and applications and particularly time range.

Dating methods are used to determine the timing and rate of various processes, such as sedimentation (terrestrial and marine), tectonics, volcanism, geomorphological change, cooling rates, crystallization, fluid flow, glaciation, climate change and evolution.

The volume includes applications in terrestrial and extraterrestrial settings, the burgeoning field of molecular clock dating and topics in the intersection of earth sciences with forensics.

The contents aim for breadth in techniques and applications. Included are all major accepted dating techniques and as well as all major datable materials. 

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Chemical methods of dating - Dating techniques - Dendrochronology - Environmental isotope geochemistry - Environmental radioactivity - Isotope geochronometry - Physical methods of dating - Radiation exposure methods - Radiogenic isotope dating - Reaction kinetic dating - Stable isotope geochemistry

Related subjects » Atmospheric Sciences - Biomedical Sciences - Environmental Sciences - Geochemistry - Geology - Life Sciences

Table of contents 

Acasta Gneiss Complex.- Accelerator Mass Spectrometry.- Age of the Earth.- Alpha Spectroscopy.- Alpine Terranes (K-Ar/Ar-Ar).- Amino Acid.- Amino Acid Racemization Dating.- Amino Acid Racemization, Biostratigraphy.- Amino Acid Racemization, Coastal Sediments.- Amino Acid Racemization, Eolianites.- Amino Acid Racemization, Fluvial and Lacustrine Sediments (AAR).- Amino Acid Racemization, Marine Sediments.- Amino Acid Racemization, Paleoclimate.- Ancient Inks: A Forensic Art Historical Perspective.- Apatite.- Aquifer Characteristics (U-Series).- Ar–Ar and K–Ar Dating.- Archaeomagnetic Dating.- Band Structure.- Beta Counter.- Big Bang.- Biostratigraphy.- Bivalve Sclerochronology.- Bomb Carbon.- Bones (U-Series).- 14C in Plant Macrofossils.- Carbonates, Lacustrine (U-Series).- Carbonates, Marine Carbonates, (U-Series).- Carbonates, Pedogenic (U-Series).- Carbonates, Speleothem Archaeological (U-Series).- Carbonates, Speleothem Climatic (U-Series).- Chemical Weathering (U-Series).- Chert.- Chromatography.- Clays and Glauconites (K–Ar/Ar–Ar).- Continental Drift (Paleomagnetism).- Corals (Sclerochronology).- Crustal Sulfide Minerals (Re-Os).- Dendrochronology, Dwellings.- Dendrochronology, Entomology.- Dendrochronology, Fire Regimes.- Dendrochronology, Progress.- Dendrochronology, Surficial Processes.- Dendrochronology, Volcanic Eruptions.- Early Life on Earth.- Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) Dating of Coral.- Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) Dating of Fossil Tooth Enamel.- Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) Dating, General Principles.- Electron Spin Resonance Spectrometer.- Environmental Releases.- Exhumation (Thermochronology).- Extraterrestrial Materials (K–Ar/Ar–Ar).- Fault Zone (Thermochronology).- Faults (U-Series).- Feldspar, Infrared-Stimulated Luminescence.- Feldspars.- Fission Track Dating and Thermochronology.- Gene Sequencing.- Geomagnetism.- Glacial Landscape (Cosmogenic Nuclide).- Groundwater Dating with Atmospheric Halogenated Compounds.- Historical Development of Dating Methods.- Hominid Evolution Timescale.- Hydrocarbons/Rhenium-Osmium (Re-Os): Organic-Rich Sedimentary Rocks.- Hydrothermal Ores (Thermochronology).- Ice Cores.- Impact Glass (Fission Tracks).- Index Fossil.- Isua Supracrustal Belt, West Greenland: Geochronology.- Jack Hills Zircon.- Kimberlites (K-Ar/Ar-Ar).- Lacustrine Environments (14C).- Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Mass Spectrometer (LA ICP-MS).- Lichenometry.- Lucy.- Lu-Hf Dating: The Lu-Hf Isotope System.- Luminescence Dating.- Luminescence Dating of Archaeological Sediments.- Luminescence Dating, Deep-Sea Marine and Lacustrine.- Luminescence Dating, Dose Rates.- Luminescence Dating, History.- Luminescence Dating, Instrumentation.- Luminescence Dating, Loess.- Luminescence Dating, Meteorites.- Luminescence Dating, Shell-Rich Deposits.- Luminescence Dating, Single-Grain Dose Distribution.- Luminescence Dating, Uncertainties and Age Range.- Luminescence, Biogenic Carbonates.- Luminescence, Coastal Sediments.- Luminescence, Colluvial Sediments.- Luminescence, Desert Dunes.- Luminescence, Earthquake and Tectonic Activity.- Luminescence, Flints and Stones.- Luminescence, Fluvial Sediments.- Luminescence, Geomorphological Processes.- Luminescence, Glacial Sediments.- Luminescence, Martian Sediments.- Luminescence, Pottery and Bricks.- Luminescence, Rock Surfaces.- Luminescence, Soils.- Luminescence, Volcanic Rocks.- Magnetic Anomalies.- Magnetic Chronology.- Magnetometer.- Magnetostratigraphic Dating.- Marine Isotope Stratigraphy.- Marine Varves.- Mass Spectrometry.- Metamorphic Terranes (K–Ar/40Ar/39Ar).- Meteoric 10Be.- Meteorites (36Cl).- Meteorites (Lu–Hf).- Meteorites (U–Pb).- Meteorites, Rubidium–Strontium, and Samarium–Neodymium Chronology.- Minerals, (40Ar-39Ar).- Model Ages (Sm-Nd).- Molecular Clock Calibration.- Molecular Clocks.- Molecular Clocks, Human Evolution.- Molecular Clocks, Relaxed Variant.- Molecular Dating of Evolutionary Events.- Molecular Rate Variation (Molecular Clocks).- Molluscs, Foraminifera, and Other Carbonate Fossils  .- Neutron Activation Analysis.- Noble Gas Mass Spectrometer.- Obsidian Hydration Dating.- Paleosol.- 210Pb Dating.- Peat (14C).- Planetary Surfaces (Cratering Rate).- Polymerase Chain Reaction DNA Amplification.- Potassium-Argon (Argon-Argon), Structural Fabrics.- Quartz.- Quartz Defects, Optically Stimulated Luminescence and Thermoluminescence.- Radiation Defect.- Radiation Dose Rate.- Radiation and Radioactivity.- Radioactive Decay Constants.- Radiocarbon Dating.- Radiocarbon Dating of Marine Carbonates.- Radiocarbon Dating of Terrestrial Carbonates.- Radioluminescence (RL).- Rb–Sr Dating.- Rb–Sr Geochronology (Igneous Rocks).- Rhenium–Osmium Dating (Meteorites).- Rhenium–Osmium Geochronology: Sulfides, Shales, Oils, and Mantle.- Rubidium–Strontium Dating, Hydrothermal Events.- Sea Level Change (U-Series).- Seawater Sr Curve.- Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS).- Sediment Mixing Rate, 210Pb and 234Th.- Sediment, ESR.- Sedimentary Rocks (Rb-Sr Geochronology).- Sediments, Terrestrial (Paleomagnetism).- Single-Crystal Laser Fusion.- Skeletal Remains (14C).- Sm–Nd Dating.- Stellar Chronology.- Tephrochronology.- Terrestrial Cosmogenic Nuclide Dating.- Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometer (TIMS).- Thermochronology, Detrital Zircon.- Thermochronology, Landform Evolution.- Thermochronology, Meteorites.- Tsunamigenic Sediments.- Ujaraaluk Unit (Nuvvuagittuq greenstone belt).- Uranium Series, Ice.- Uranium Series, Opal.- Uranium Series, Rates of Basaltic Melt Generation and Transport.- Uranium Series, Volcanic Rocks.- Uranium–Lead Dating.- Uranium–Lead Dating, Opal.- Uranium-Lead, Chemical Isochron U-Pb Method (CHIME).- Uranium-Lead, Detrital Zircon.- Uranium-Lead, Diagenetic Processes.- Uranium–Lead, Extraterrestrial, Early Solar System.- Uranium–Lead, Extraterrestrial, Planetary Materials.- Uranium–Lead, Igneous Rocks.- Uranium-Lead, Metamorphic Rocks.- Uranium-Lead, Ore Deposits.- Uranium-Lead, Rubidium-Strontium, Kimberlite.- Uranium-Lead, Zircon.- U-Series Dating.- U-Th/He Dating.- Volcanic Glass (Fission Track).- Volcanic Rocks (K–Ar and Ar–Ar).- Volcanic Rocks, Ar/Ar.- Walther’s Law of Facies.- Zircon.

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