Articles | Volume 3, issue 2
Geochronology, 3, 505–523, 2021
Geochronology, 3, 505–523, 2021
Research article
19 Oct 2021
Research article | 19 Oct 2021

Cosmogenic nuclide exposure age scatter records glacial history and processes in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica

Andrew J. Christ et al.

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Cosmogenic nuclide surface exposure dating is commonly used to constrain the timing of past glacier extents. However, Antarctic exposure age datasets are often scattered and difficult to interpret. We compile new and existing exposure ages of a glacial deposit with independently known age constraints and identify surface processes that increase or reduce the likelihood of exposure age scatter. Then we present new data for a previously unmapped and undated older deposit from the same region.