Optically stimulated luminescence dating (OSL) in awkward places; what is doable in tectonically active environments

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Abstract

Luminescence (OSL) dating is a technique able to measure the time elapsed since the last exposure to sunlight, hence the burial age of sediment. It has a wide range of application in geology. A key obstacle for dating, here, is an effect called "partial bleaching". At "time zero", when the sediment is for the last time eroded, transported and buried, the luminescence age of this sediment has to be zero. If not, then the calculated age for a buried sediment will appear as too old, older than what should be expected. This is an issue that will be explained during the presentation. It will also offer brief examples taken from seismic areas.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International INQUA Meeting on Paleoseismology, Active Tectonics and Archeoseismology : handbook and programme
EditorsK. J. Clark, Phaedra Upton, Robert M. Langridge, K. Kelly, K. A. T. Hammond
PublisherGNS Science
Pages160
Number of pages1
Volume110
StatePublished - 2017

Publication series

NameGNS Science Miscellaneous Series
PublisherGNS Science

Keywords

  • ISGS

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