Natural Sciences >> Geology

Radiometric Dating Project

by Jonathan Bojar


Submitted : Fall 2013

This project will demonstrate how to calculate the age, based on the depth of the laminae of geological samples taken of Phreatic Overgrowths on Speleothems (POS), by using radiometric half-life decay ratio slopes from specific isotopes of uranium and thorium (234U and 230Th). The calculation to estimate the degree of uncertainty for a given age-depth will also be demonstrated.



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Advisors :
Arcadii Grinshpan, Mathematics and Statistics
Liana Boop, Geology
Suggested By :
Liana Boop