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Radionuclide Studies of Stony Meteorites from Hot Deserts

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 February 2016

A J Timothy Jull
Affiliation:
Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA NSF-Arizona AMS Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA Institute of Nuclear Research (ATOMKI), Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 4026 Debrecen, Hungary
Marlène D Giscard
Affiliation:
Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom
Aurore Hutzler
Affiliation:
Centre Européen de Recherche et d'Enseignement des Gésciences et de l'Environnement (CEREGE), 13545 Aix-en-Provence, France
Caitlin J Schnitzer
Affiliation:
NSF-Arizona AMS Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA Arizona Space Grant College Consortium, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA
David Zahn
Affiliation:
NSF-Arizona AMS Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA Arizona Space Grant College Consortium, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA
George S Burr
Affiliation:
NSF-Arizona AMS Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA Department of Geosciences, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Lanny R McHargue
Affiliation:
Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA NSF-Arizona AMS Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA
Dolores Hill
Affiliation:
Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA

Abstract

We summarize the use of radiocarbon produced by spallation in meteorites in space to determine their terrestrial age or residence time. This “age” gives us important information as it can be compared to the rates of weathering and infall of meteorites. The processes that affect the collection of meteorites in a given area can be related to the rates of infall of new meteorites, and the rate of removal by chemical weathering and physical erosion.

Type
Cosmogenic Nuclides
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 by the Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of the University of Arizona 

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