Cosmogenic nuclide dating ppt
This long period of applicability is an added advantage of cosmogenic nuclide dating.
Cartoon illustrating cosmogenic nuclide exposure ages. A glacier transports an erratic boulder, and then recedes, exposing it to cosmic rays.
No evidence of Younger Dryas and Holocene glaciers could be found in the area (Ruszkiczay-Rüdiger et al., 2016b).
The method is applicable in the time range of 10 years and at variable lithologies.The measured TCN concentration is representative of the exposure age of the studied landform (1) if the formation of the landform was instantaneous and (2) if no surface denudation or (3) sediment accumulation has occurred since its formation.Glacial landforms, fluvial terraces and lava flows are among the most frequent targets of exposure age determination.It is particularly useful in Antarctica, because of a number of factors: Cosmogenic nuclide dating is effective over short to long timescales (1,000-10,000,000 years), depending on which isotope you are dating.Different isotopes are used for different lengths of times.
Accordingly, on a surface of long term steady erosion TCN concentrations are suitable for the determination of the surface denudation rate.