Quantitative Thermochronology – Numerical Methods for the Interpretation of Thermochronological Data

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Quantitative Thermochronology is a robust review of isotopic ages, and presents a range of numerical modeling techniques to allow the physical implications of isotopic age data to be explored.

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Publisher Cambridge
Language ENGLISH
Publish year 2006
Pages 272 pages
ISBN 9780521830577

Description

Thermochronology, the study of the thermal history of rocks, enables us to quantify the nature and timing of tectonic processes. Quantitative Thermochronology is a robust review of isotopic ages, and presents a range of numerical modeling techniques to allow the physical implications of isotopic age data to be explored. The authors provide analytical, semi-analytical, and numerical solutions to the heat transfer equation in a range of tectonic settings and under varying boundary conditions. They then illustrate their modeling approach built around a large number of case studies.

The benefits of different thermochronological techniques are also described. Computer programs on an accompanying website at www.cambridge.org/9780521830577 are introduced through the text and provide a means of solving the heat transport equation in the deforming Earth to predict the ages of rocks and compare them directly to geological and geochronological data. Several short tutorials, with hints and solutions, are also included.

Features

– Numerous case studies help geologists to interpret age data and relate it to Earth processes
– Essential background material to aid understanding and using thermochronological data
– Provides a thorough treatise on numerical modeling of heat transport in the Earth’s crust
– Supported by the website at www.cambridge.org/9780521830577 that hosts relevant computer programs and colour slides of figures from the book for use in teaching

Table of Contents

1. Introduction;
2. Basics of thermochronology;
3. Thermochronological systems;
4. General heat transport equation;
5. Thermal effect of exhumation;
6. Steady-state two-dimensional heat transport;
7. General transient solution;
8. Inverse methods;
9. Detrital thermochronology;
10. Lateral advection of material;
11. Lithopheric flexure;
12. The evolution of passive margin escarpments;
13. Thermochronology in active tectonic settings;

Appendices;
References;
Index.

Additional information

Weight695 g
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Publisher

Language

ENGLISH

Pages

272

Year of publication

2006

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