Cosmogenic isotope 36CI - A new perspective for Quaternary chronostratigraphy of Poland

Jan Dzierzek, Jerzy Nitychoruk, Marek G. Zreda, Grazyna Zreda-Gostyńska

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Abstract

The new method of absolute dating by (cosmogonie isotope 36Cl) is considered. The method is based on measuring concentrations of isotope 36Cl which is produced in terrestrial rocks exposed at the surface to cosmic radiation. The presence of 36Cl in most of the rocks and its long half-life make it useful in determination of the age of landforms and sediments in different depositional environments within the time range from a few thousand years to about one million years. The initial samples collected in the Polish Tatra Mts. are being analyzed in the U.S.A. The authors believe that cosmogenic 36Cl method becomes a new important tool in Quaternary chronostratigraphy of Poland.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)481-486
Number of pages6
JournalKwartalnik Geologiczny
Volume40
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Stratigraphy
  • Palaeontology

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