Geomorphology Brown Bag - Winter 2005
Friday 12-1PM in ALS 3006
Quaternary Geochronology - Methods of Age Estimation


Having problems dating? We're here to help. Get advice from Master Geochronologist Jay Noller (or just buy his book) and the rest of our motely crew. The format of the discussion is up to you: read and discuss a journal article on a new method, present your innovative use of a traditional method, or explore the possibilities for dating your latest project...the possibilities are endless!

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Date Presenter Topic
Jan 7 2005

Jay Noller

Introduction to Quaternary Geochronology

Jan 14 2005

Sarah (Brown) Lewis

Adventures in radiocarbon dating lake muck.
Please read this nice short Geology paper for an overview of the project. I will present details of the radiocarbon analysis from the long version (J of Paleolim).

PDF icon 00_Brownetal.pdf, PDF icon 02_Brownetal.pdf
Jan 21 2005

Anne Jefferson

Dating Young Groundwaters: how to answer the question that everyone keeps asking me

please read the first 10 pages of this article

PDF icon 2001_Manga.pdf
Jan 28 2005

Stephen Lancaster

Do headwater valleys buffer fish-bearing streams from the effects of landscape disturbance? Using radiocarbon to understand sediment budgets in the Oregon Coast Range

Feb 4 2005

Brent Goehring

Lichenometric age dating of Little Ice Age features at Emmons Glacier, Mount Rainier, WA (optional reading)

PDF icon lichen_writeup.pdf
Feb 11 2005


Guilderson et al., 2005. The Boon and Bane of Radiocarbon Dating, Science 307:362-364

PDF icon 05_Guildersonetal.pdf
Feb 18 2005

Mariek Schmidt

Reconstructing the eruptive and glacial history of North Sister Volcano by absolute and relative dating techniques

Feb 25 2005


Pan et al., 2003. A 900 k.y. record of strath and terrace formation during glacial-interglacial transitions in northwest China, Geology 31:957-960

PDF icon 03Panetal_strath.pdf
Mar 4 2005

Brent Goehring

Nichols, Kyle K., Bierman, P.R., Caffee, M., Finkel, R. Larsen, J., 2003. Cosmogenically enables sediment budgeting. Geology 33(2): 133-136.

PDF icon 03Nicholsetal_cosmo.pdf
Mar 11 2005

Roger Lewis

Lead-210 and Monterey Bay Sediments