COSMOGENIC DATING OF FLUVIAL TERRACES, FREMONT RIVER, UTAH

In: Quaternaire , vol. Fluvial Archives Group. Clermond-Ferrant Since the ‘s, the improvement of the Electron Spin Resonance ESR method and its application to the dating of bleached quartz extracted from sediments currently allow to provide geochronological data on Pleistocene fluvial deposits and associated archaeological sites. The ESR dating of quartz may hence improve our knowledge on Quaternary chronostratigraphy, especially in case of azoic deposits, when classical methods can’t be applied. The ESR method is based on the behaviour of aluminium-center in quartz exposed to solar light and ionizing radiations. This center can be optically bleached during the fluvial transport but, as this bleaching is incomplete, a residual dose must be determined and used for the age calculation. After a short description of the general principle of the ESR dating, the methodological basis and analytical procedures corresponding to the quartz are detailed, then the potential of the ESR method is demonstrated through the presentation of the results obtained from the study of the fluvial terraces of the Creuse and Yonne valleys France. Quaternaire, 15, , , p

Landscape dynamics revealed by luminescence signals of feldspars from fluvial terraces

Fluvial sequences, particularly terrace staircases, represent archives of Quaternary palaeoclimatic fluctuation and can serve as stratigraphical frameworks for geochronology and for correlation with other depositional environments, in particular, the global marine oxygen isotope record. Fluvial lithostratigraphical frameworks also provide contexts for records, from fossils and artefacts, of faunal evolution and human occupation; conversely, both records can be means of relative dating of riverine sequences.

Three fluvial sequences are examined as case studies.

Keywords: Luminescence dating; Fluvial terraces; Tectonics; Incision rates; Abstract: The Tejo river is one of the major drainages in Iberian Peninsula; it is a​.

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The author discusses the methods of how to distinguish the role of both tectonic and climatic factors.

Cosmogenic dating of fluvial terraces, Fremont River, Utah

GSA Bulletin ; 95 12 : — Analysis of fault and fluvial terrace scarps in the West Yellowstone Basin south of Hebgen Lake, Montana, indicates that, during degradation, the gradient of the scarp face and the curvatures of the basal concavity and crestal convexity of the scarp face decrease become more rounded with time. The pattern of degradation is identical with that predicted by a simple analytical model for degradation by creep, in which the change in elevation at a point on a hillslope is proportional to the curvature of the profile at that point.

The model therefore provides the basis for morphologic dating, a technique for determining the age of a scarp by the extent to which its initial morphology has been degraded.

Optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dating shows that fine-grained and homogeneous sediment in the studied fluvial terrace was deposited at ± ka.

Climate and tectonics effect the fluvial evolution of the Mediterranean Mut basin. These river terraces records tectonic uplift in the Mut basin. Optically stimulated luminescence OSL dating of the fluvial sediments of the youngest terrace T16 provides a chronology for the assessment of the important impacts of climatic changes. The ages from the youngest river terrace deposits in T16 may be subdivided into two intervals: 1 The differences in climate-driven fluvial evolution between this Mediterranean fluvial system and the classical, well-studied temperate-periglacial river systems in Europe may be the result of different vegetation cover and greater thaw of more intense snowfalls.

N2 – Climate and tectonics effect the fluvial evolution of the Mediterranean Mut basin. AB – Climate and tectonics effect the fluvial evolution of the Mediterranean Mut basin.

Luminescence Chronology of Terrace Development in the Upper Paraná River, Southeast Brazil

In the mountains of central Taiwan, however, the formation time of sediments in the Puli Basin is still unclear. In this study, we investigate the fluvial sediments of a fluvial terrace in the Taomi River catchment in the Puli Basin in terms of sedimentology and geochronology and consider their implications for geomorphic evolution in the Puli Basin.

Optically stimulated luminescence OSL dating shows that fine-grained and homogeneous sediment in the studied fluvial terrace was deposited at These dating results are consistent with the age of A third OSL age of 8.

ESR dating of quartz extracted from Quaternary sediments application to fluvial terraces system of northern France [ Datation par résonance paramagnétique.

Jonathan L. Garber , College of William and Mary. I determined ages and on fluvial terraces of the South Fork of the Shenandoah River, Virginia, obtained from depth profiles of in situ 10Be. These dates represent the first numerically constrained ages on fluvial terraces in the Shenandoah system, and allow us to assess the timing of perturbations to the river system and to estimate longterm river incision rates.

I sampled three terrace treads near Lynnwood, Virginia, originally identified in mapping completed by King and Bell King suggested a Pleistocene age for the higher terraces, but the terraces are otherwise undated. To estimate terrace age corrected for inherited 10Be, A MATLAB script iteratively solved for age and inheritance through a least squares fit of modeled 10Be concentration profiles to measured profiles on each terrace.

T3 showed an exponential profile, which yielded minimum age of kyr and inheritance of 4. The maximum age and terrace erosion rate was kyr and 4. The T4 deposit showed mixing in the top three data points which 5 corresponded to a paler layer in the profile. To date these terraces a new Inventory method that took into account both radioactive decay of the isotope as well as allow for the input of terrace erosion rates to the model. The age was then checked by iteratively solving for the exponential curve using the inheritance derived from the Inventory calculations.

The incision rates were also comparable to other Appalachian rivers, which suggest disequilibrium across the Central Appalachian landscape. Possible cause of this landscape disequilibrium include 1 the differential response of the landscape to increases in the amplitude and frequency of climate fluctuations at the onset of the Pleistocene, and 2 isostatic flexural uplift caused by loading on the Atlantic Continental shelf and lightening of the Appalachian Plateau from increased erosion of Atlantic draining streams.

Dating fluvial terraces with and profiles: application to the Wind River, Wyoming

Soares I ; Sonia H. Rodrigo O. Correspondence to. Absolute dating methods have been used in chronological studies of geological processes and sedimentary units of Quaternary age in Central Amazonia, Brazil.

The Boa Vista unit is a fluvial terrace elevated and OSL methods to dating deposits from Paranavaí.

Journal article. Access the full text Link. Lookup at Google Scholar. Challenges in constraining ages of fluvial terraces in the Vienna Basin Austria using combined isochron burial and pIRIR luminescence dating. Braumann, Sandra M. Burial dating with terrestrial cosmogenic nuclides and luminescence dating techniques have become two powerful tools to temporally constrain Quaternary deposits.

A combination of both methods at the same geological setting has rarely been realized to date, although their viable time frames overlap by several tens of thousands of years. When Middle Pleistocene sediments with depositional ages ranging around ca. A combined dating approach can be worthwhile at this age range and allows not only exploring the edges of both methods, but holds the opportunity to do a cross-check of results at an age spectrum, where both dating techniques are at risk to become fuzzy.

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Challenges in constraining ages of fluvial terraces in the Vienna Basin (Austria) using combined isochron burial and pIRIR luminescence dating [].

However, the geological history of its fluvial plain is poorly understood due the lack of geochronological data. Most of the studies are focused in the low and middle reaches, whereas the region upstream of the Porto Primavera dam is an almost unknown area in terms of geomorphic evolution. In order to achieve this goal, we used an integrated approach including remote sensing data, geomorphology, sedimentology, geochronology and bathymetric profiles.

The geomorphological units were correlated with previous studies downstream of the studied area and their sedimentary characteristics and depositional ages suggest that their genesis is linked to changes in climatic and hydrological conditions during the Late Quaternary. Unit 2 is a compartment with unique morphological characteristics, therefore not correlated with units presented in previous works. Further, two main knickpoints were identified, suggesting an important control in the sedimentation and development of the terrace levels.

The Quaternary period is characterized by large amplitude cyclic climatic variations glacial-interglacial that produced significant environmental changes in vegetation, sediment production and fluvial regime Vandenberghe, To elaborate geomorphological models that help us understand the origin and evolution of the Brazilian landscapes we need to characterize and map geomorphic features and comprehend morphogenetic processes to define the sequence of events that molded the landscape.

The sedimentary deposits of fluvial plains record the processes and the environmental changes through the geomorphological evolution of drainage basins Pazzaglia, Geomorphological and sedimentological studies combined with absolute datings e. Knowledge of the Quaternary evolution of Brazilian rivers is still in its infancy.

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