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Given the potential sources of uncertainty in cosmogenic nuclide surface exposure dating of moraines, it is commonly necessary to obtain apparent ages from several boulders on a single moraine and pool results to constrain as precisely as possible the time elapsed since deposition (e.g., Gosse et al., , Licciardi et al., ; Douglass et Cited by: published a paper on exposure dating of moraines offset by the Karakorum Fault before their comment on the Chevalier et al. (a) paper. Careful field geomorphology is crucial for choosing good exposure dating samples and interpreting the apparent ages, but more tools are clearly needed. A possible solution. exposure dating LT LT L L LT SS SS Tree-ring cross dating and radiocarbon dating Tephrostratigraphy Lichenometry Dating Glacial Landforms, Figure 1 Common methods used to date moraines. Targets for radiocarbon and tree-ring cross dating are labeled: LT living tree, L log, SS sheared stump, ROM reworked organic material, D/O OM deformed File Size: KB.
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benefits and limitations. Moraines directly record periods of maximum advance and, therefore, cooling and/or increased winter precipitation. With the advent of cosmogenic radionuclide (CRN) exposure dating, moraines within the contiguous Unites States, which did not advance into forests and cannot be dated by radiocarbon isotopes (e.g., Mood. boulders also yield exposure dates that underestimate the age of their host moraine. The effects of these processes on the distributions of exposure dates from moraines are not known a priori, and this lack of knowledge complicates efforts to estimate the ages of moraines from cosmogenic exposure dates.
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Using cosmogenic nuclides in glacial geology Sampling strategies cosmogenic nuclide dating Difficulties in cosmogenic nuclide dating Calculating an exposure age Further Reading References Comments How can we date rocks? References 1. Fogwill, P.
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If you enjoyed this post, please consider subscribing to the RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader. Many thanks for catching that glaring error! Cosmogenic exposure dating has sometimes been used to identify moraines associated with short-lived climatic events, such as the Younger Dryas Here we point out two remaining challenges in using exposure dating to identify moraines produced by abrupt climate changes.
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Specifically, 1 a commonly applied sampling criterion likely yields incorrect exposure dates at some sites, and 2 geomorphic processes may introduce bias into presently accepted nuclide production rate estimates. We fit a geomorphic process model that treats both moraine degradation and boulder erosion to collections of exposure dates from two moraines that were deposited within a few thousand years of the Younger Dryas.
Subsampling of the modeled distributions shows that choosing boulders for exposure dating based on surface freshness yields exposure dates that underestimate the true age of the moraine by up to several thousand years. This conclusion applies only where boulders do not erode while buried but do erode after exhumation. Moreover, one of our fitted data sets is part of the global nuclide production rate database.
Our fit of the moraine degradation model to this data set suggests that nuclide production rates at that site are several percent higher than previously thought. Potential errors associated with sampling strategies and production rate estimates are large enough to interfere with exposure dating of moraines, especially when the moraines are associated with abrupt climate changes.