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Geochronology & Thermochronology

Stanford's geochronology and thermochronology faculty, staff, and laboratories offer a wide range of techniques and expertise to address problems in the earth sciences that are constrained by time and temperature.



Topics of Study

Uplift and erosion histories

Paleoclimate and surficial processes

Dating of hydrogenic deposits, including soils and spring deposits

Faulting and landform evolution

Rates of geologic processes

Source uplift and sediment transport to basins

High-precision dating of stratigraphic and volcanic sequences

P-T-t paths of the crust during orogenesis

Age and P-T-t history of ultra-high pressure metamorphic rocks

Crustal evolution and recycling

Time-space patterns of regional processes

Calibration of mineral pairs