Geochronology and thermochronology session at Goldschmidt 2018
2018/08/12 - 17 August 2018
Modern geo- and thermo-chronologic techniques based on a wide array of short- and long-lived radionuclide decay schemes have become the cornerstone of research in nearly all branches of the earth and planetary sciences. Accelerated drive towards improved precision, accuracy and inter-chronometer consistency through the community-based EARTHTIME initiative has charted new roadmaps for novel applications and the development of new chronometers. Simultaneously, significant developments in understanding mid- to low-temperature thermochronometers have widened the diversity of problems that can be addressed with these tools. These advances profoundly impact our understanding of the processes that shape our planet, from the birth of the solar system to the environmental changes in the age of humans. This session seeks to bring together a wide spectrum of researchers in isotope geochemistry and related fields in order to underscore modern progress in geochronologic research in all time scales, its promises and future challenges. Presentations involving a multi-chronometer approach in resolving the rates of the earth and planetary processes are encouraged.