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Absolute Age Determination: Physical and Chemical Dating Methods and Their Application

Absolute Age Determination: Physical and Chemical Dating Methods and Their Application (Paperback)

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With the growing recognition during the last two centuries that the Earth has an immense age and processes over long periods of time have changed the morphology and composition of the Earth's crust, geologists have become increasingly interested in determination of absolute ages. A rela- tive geochronology was established on the basis of the lithostratigraphic and biostratigraphic principles developed during the last century. With the discovery of radioactivity, the basis for a new geoscientific discipline - geochronology - was established (Rutherford 1906). It is the study of geological time, based mainly on the time signatures provided by the isotopic composition in geologic materials. The isotopic signature in a rock yields more information than that provided by the geochemical signature alone because it reflects the origin and history of the element in the rock. The aim of geochronology is to calibrate and standardize chronostrati- graphic scales, to develop geological time scales that have a sensitive or at least useful resolution in order to place the geological events in the correct chronological order, and to assign their proper time spans. In practice, the application of geochronology is much wider because the data in the "natural archives" often provide information on the origin, genesis, and history of the materials. This, of course, requires an understanding of the geochemical behavior of the substances involved.

Science & MathematicsEarth sciencesGeology & the lithosphereHistorical geologyScience & MathematicsEarth sciencesGeology & the lithosphereStratigraphyScience & MathematicsPhysicsApplied physicsGeophysics Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG Publication Date: 27/08/1990 ISBN-13: 9783540512769  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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