A new interpretation of depth-age profiles

Townsend, P D, Parish, R and Rowlands, AP (2003) A new interpretation of depth-age profiles. Energy and Environment, 14 (4). pp. 407-414. ISSN 0958-305X

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Dosimetry and other techniques provide depth¿age profiles in materials as diverse as sediments and ice. A frequent characteristic feature of these plots is a non-linear curve with a foreshortened depth scale. Whilst the age analyses from the dosimetry do not present a problem, many authors have made subsequent assumptions on the basis of the curve shape with respect to climate and environmental changes. Such claims should be strongly questioned, as by using a modelwhich includes the effects of compaction, most of the original curves transform into linear plots corresponding to constant depositional rates. The corrections and the implications for models of climate change are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Depositing User: Peter Townsend
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:51
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2012 15:02
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/18627
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