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Dating of sediments and soils

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Schmidt, Christoph ; Zöller, Ludwig ; Hambach, Ulrich:
Dating of sediments and soils.
In: Lucke, Bernhard ; Bäumler, Rupert ; Schmidt, Michael (ed.): Soils and Sediments as Archives of Environmental Change. - Erlangen , 2015 . - pp. 119-146 . - (Erlanger geographische Arbeiten : Sonderband ; 42 )
ISBN 978-3-941665-04-0

Abstract in another language

In geosciences, sediments and soils have gained outstanding importance as archives of environmental change and human activities. For temporal assignment and thus establishing a chronology of past naturedriven and man-made processes and their interactions responsible for landscape changes, secure and chronometric dating of sediment deposition and soil formation periods is indispensable. First, this contribution addresses some fundamental questions with respect to the type of events and processes that can be dated and how they are related to the scientific problem. This discussion clarifies the type of age information obtained from dating sediments and soils, and aids in assessing its significance. Second, we give an overview of physical, palaeobiological and cultural-based dating techniques that are of relevance for soil dating. Specifically, the physical dating methods comprise cosmogenic nuclides (C-14, Be-10 and others), techniques based on radiation damage (luminescence, electron spin resonance), particle tracks (fission track) and radioactive disequilibria, as well as radiogenic noble gases, magnetic dating and astrochronology.

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Item Type: Article in a book
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Chair Geomorphology
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Former Professors > Chair Geomorphology - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ludwig Zöller
Profile Fields
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields > Ecology and the Environmental Sciences
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields > Nonlinear Dynamics
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research- BayCEER
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science > 550 Earth sciences, geology
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2015 10:05
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2018 13:52
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/21288