Geochronology and Thermochronology offers chapters covering Foundations of Radioisotopic Dating Analytical Methods Interpretational Approaches Making Sense of Data Diffusion and Thermochronologic Interpretations Rb-Sr, Sm-Nd, Lu-Hf Re-Os and Pt-Os U-Th-Pb Geochronology and Thermochronology The K-Ar and 40Ar/39Ar Systems Radiation-damage Methods of Geo- and Thermochronology The U-Th /He System Uranium-series Geochronology Cosmogenic Nuclides and Extinct Radionuclide Chronology
It emphasizes fundamentals and systematics, historical perspective, analytical methods, data interpretation, and some applications chosen from the literature
It provides modern perspectives on the current state-of-the art in most of the principal areas of geochronology and thermochronology, while recognizing that they are changing at a fast pace
Offers a foundation for understanding each of the methods and for illuminating directions that will be important in the near future Presents the fundamentals, perspectives, and opportunities in modern geochronology in a way that inspires further innovation, creative technique development, and applications Provides references to rapidly evolving topics that will enable readers to pursue future developments Geochronology and Thermochronology is designed for graduate and upper-level undergraduate students with a solid background in mathematics, geochemistry, and geology.
This book complements existing coverage by expanding on those parts of isotope geochemistry that are concerned with dates and rates and insights into Earth and planetary science that come from temporal perspectives