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Short communication/technical note
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02 Jul 2020
Short communication/technical note |  | 02 Jul 2020

Technical note: A prototype transparent-middle-layer data management and analysis infrastructure for cosmogenic-nuclide exposure dating

Greg Balco

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Balco, G., Stone, J., Lifton, N., and Dunai, T.: A complete and easily accessible means of calculating surface exposure ages or erosion rates from 10Be and 26Al measurements, Quat. Geochronol., 3, 174–195, 2008. a, b, c
Blisniuk, K., Rockwell, T., Owen, L. A., Oskin, M., Lippincott, C., Caffee, M. W., and Dortch, J.: Late Quaternary slip rate gradient defined using high-resolution topography and 10Be dating of offset landforms on the southern San Jacinto fault zone, California, J. Geophys. Res.-Sol. Ea., 115, B08401, https://doi.org/10.1029/2009JB006346, 2010. a
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Geologic dating methods generally do not directly measure ages. Instead, interpreting a geochemical measurement as an age requires a middle layer of calculations and supporting data, and the fact that this layer continually improves is an obstacle to synoptic analysis of geochronological data. This paper describes a prototype data management and analysis system that addresses this obstacle by making the middle-layer calculations transparent and dynamic to the user.