Encyclopedia of Scientific Dating Methods

2015 Edition
| Editors: W. Jack Rink, Jeroen W. Thompson

Introduction

This volume provides an overview of (1) the physical and chemical foundations of dating methods and (2) the applications of dating methods in the geological sciences, biology, and archaeology, in almost 200 articles from over 200 international authors. It will serve as the most comprehensive treatise on widely accepted dating methods in the earth sciences and related fields. No other volume has a similar scope, in terms of methods and applications and particularly time range. Dating methods are used to determine the timing and rate of various processes, such as sedimentation (terrestrial and marine), tectonics, volcanism, geomorphological change, cooling rates, crystallization, fluid flow, glaciation, climate change and evolution. The volume includes applications in terrestrial and extraterrestrial settings, the burgeoning field of molecular-clock dating and topics in the intersection of earth sciences with forensics. The content covers a broad range of techniques and applications. All major accepted dating techniques are included, as well as all major datable materials.

Editors and affiliations

  • W. Jack Rink
    • 1
  • Jeroen W. Thompson
    • 1
  1. 1.McMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-6303-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-6304-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1388-4360
  • Series Online ISSN 1871-756X
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Number Of Entries 189
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Part of the Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series book series (EESS)