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Speleothem Laminae Counting and Growth Rates

by Corey WIlson


Submitted : Fall 2011

The research that was performed was designed to determine if there is a correlation between annual laminae in spelethems when compared with Uranium dating. The counting method used involved using blown up high-resolution pictures, a magnifying glass, and a marker to count the laminae. This data was then placed in a data set and a line of best fit was determined. This data could be used with Uranium isotope dates, to determine an approximate growth rate over time if more data were attained. However, at this time there is not enough information to make an adequate analysis of the age and growth rate, outside of an approximation.



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Advisors :
Arcadii Grinshpan, Mathematics and Statistics
Jonathan Burns, Mathematics and Statistics
Gordon Fox, Integrative Biology
Philip van Beynen, Geography
Suggested By :
Philip van Beynen
Speleothem Laminae Counting and Growth Rates