Cosmogenic isotope burial dating of fluvial sediments from the Lower Rhine Embayment, Germany
2011 (English)In: Quaternary Geochronology, ISSN 1871-1014Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Cosmogenic isotope burial dating, using 10Be and 26Al, was applied to PlioePleistocene fluvial successionsfrom the Lower Rhine Embayment, Germany. The approach consists of three principal steps: (1)measurement of cosmogenic nuclides in depth profiles, (2) modelling of hypothetical nuclide concentrationsbased on a first-order conceptualisation of the geological context and the principal succession ofdepositions and subsequent erosional and burial phases, and (3) using parameter estimation to identifyvalues for the a priori unknown model parameters (burial age, initial nuclide concentrations, terraceerosion rates) that result in minimal disagreement between hypothetical and measured nuclideconcentrations.
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Research subject Quarternary Geology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-69546OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-69546DiVA: diva2:477465