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Tools, Techniques, and Applications For Detrital Thermochronology: From the Lab to the Eastern Sierra Nevada, California

Abstract Geochronology and thermochronology are valuable tools for investigating the synergy between the deformational and erosional processes that shape mountainous terrains. Though numerous techniques have been developed to probe the rate and timing of events within these settings, the research presented here explores how scientists can use fewer samples to produce richer data products with broader contextual importance.

The beginning of this compilation focuses on establishing laboratory techniques to facilitate this goal. I developed a novel laser ablation ‘double dating’ (LADD) technique that rapidly yields paired U/Pb and (U-Th)/He dates for the accessory minerals zircon, titanite, and apatite. The technique obviates the need for geometric co... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Horne, Alexandra Michelle (Author) / Hodges, Kip V. (Advisor) / van Soest, Matthijs C. (Committee member) / Whipple, Kelin X (Committee member) / Heimsath, Arjun M. (Committee member) / Reynolds, Stephen J. (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Geology / detrital thermochronology / laser ablation double-dating / Sierra Nevada / U/Pb / (U-Th)/He
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 301 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Geological Sciences 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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