Articles | Volume 2, issue 1
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24 Jan 2020
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 24 Jan 2020

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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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (03 Nov 2019) by James Feathers
AR by Georgina King on behalf of the Authors (05 Nov 2019)
ED: Publish as is (17 Nov 2019) by James Feathers
ED: Publish as is (20 Nov 2019) by Andreas Lang (Editor)
AR by Georgina King on behalf of the Authors (21 Nov 2019)
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.