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24 Jan 2020
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Electron spin resonance (ESR) thermochronometry of the Hida range of the Japanese Alps: validation and future potential

Georgina E. King, Sumiko Tsukamoto, Frédéric Herman, Rabiul H. Biswas, Shigeru Sueoka, and Takahiro Tagami

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ESR-thermochronometry of the Hida range of the Japanese Alps: Validation and future potential G. E. King, S. Tsukamoto, F. Herman, R. H. Biswas, S. Sueoka, and T. Tagami

Short summary
Rates of landscape evolution over the past million years are difficult to quantify. This study develops a technique which is able to measure changes in rock cooling rates (related to landscape evolution) over this timescale. The technique is based on the electron spin resonance dating of quartz minerals. Measurement protocols and new numerical models are proposed that describe these data, allowing for their translation into rock cooling rates.