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Geochronological Entropy, and Its Relevance to Age Measurements

  • Paul R. EizenhöferEmail author
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Abstract

The maturity of geochronological techniques in recent years, e.g. (semi-)automated fission-track analysis [1] and laser-ablation systems [2], made large data sets more effectively available in shorter analyses times at an acceptable cost of precision and accuracy. Complex geological systems harbouring multiple age populations, typical in sedimentary provenance studies, instinctively require statistically robust large numbers of single geochronological analyses per sample in order to approximate the ideal age distribution.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeosciencesUniversity of TübingenTübingenGermany

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