Title

Chemical Weathering (U-Series)

RIS ID

106422

Publication Details

Dosseto, A. (2014). Chemical Weathering (U-Series). In W. J. Rink & J. W. Thompson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Scientific Dating Methods (pp. 1-28). Netherlands: Springer Netherlands.

Abstract

Synonyms Regolith formation rates; Soil formation rates Definition Uranium-series (U-series) isotopes are radionuclides that compose the 238U and 235U decay chains. Measurements of U-series isotopes in soils and river sediments can be used to infer timescales of chemical weathering and derive quantitative estimates of soil age and production rates as well as sediment transport rates through catchments.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6326-5_246-1