Special Issue "Cutting Edge Earth Sciences: Three Decades of Cosmogenic Nuclides"
A special issue of Geosciences (ISSN 2076-3263).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2022) | Viewed by 13573
Interests: interaction between the geosphere, climate and human societies during the Quaternary; Quaternary geology; glacial geology; geomorphology; cosmogenic nuclides; natural hazards; paleoclimate; terrestrial Arctic; Antarctica
Interests: geomorphology; Quaternary geology of the Alps; cosmogenic nuclides; glacial geology; landslide geomorphology; periglacial geomorphology; geochronology; paleoclimatology
Over the past three decades, a better understanding of the physical processes responsible for the production of cosmogenic nuclides, as well as improvements in sampling, analytical sample preparation, and analytical techniques, have significantly increased the reliability of the cosmogenic nuclide technique and accelerated the wide applicability of cosmogenic nuclides to solve geological problems in Earth Sciences. Today, cosmogenic nuclides are an amazingly versatile tool for the dating of landforms and deposits, and for deciphering landscape evolution processes during the Quaternary. Cosmogenic nuclides have been widely applied in the dating of Quaternary ice volume fluctuations, and volcanic and palaeoseismic events as well as in quantifying surface and/or rock uplift and denudation rates. Moreover, due to the sensitivity of cosmogenic nuclide accumulation to surface erosion and depth below the surface, the application of the technique has led to significant breakthroughs in establishing terrace chronologies, and the rates and styles of local and large-scale erosion, soil development, and landscape evolution. This Special Issue, dedicated to three decades of cosmogenic nuclide research in the Earth Sciences, invites novel applications of cosmogenic nuclides (3He, 10Be, 14C, 21Ne, 26Al, and 36Cl including the new and less frequently used nuclides like 38Ar and 53Mn) in diverse disciplines in the Earth Sciences, as well as contributions from purely methodological and measurement arenas (AMS and noble gas mass spectrometry).
PD Dr. Naki Akçar
Prof. Dr. Susan Ivy-Ochs
Prof. Dr. Fritz Schlunegger
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- Landscape evolution
- Cosmogenic nuclide
- Surface exposure dating
- Burial dating
- Isochron-burial dating
- Depth-profile dating
- Erosion rates
- Accelerator mass spectrometry
- Denudation rates