Articles | Volume 4, issue 1
Geochronology, 4, 143–152, 2022
Geochronology, 4, 143–152, 2022
Short communication/technical note
22 Mar 2022
Short communication/technical note | 22 Mar 2022

Short communication: Modeling competing effects of cooling rate, grain size, and radiation damage in low-temperature thermochronometers

David M. Whipp et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on gchron-2021-29', William Guenthner, 23 Nov 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Dawn Kellett, 22 Dec 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on gchron-2021-29', Christoph Glotzbach, 23 Nov 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Dawn Kellett, 22 Dec 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (23 Dec 2021) by Pieter Vermeesch
AR by Dawn Kellett on behalf of the Authors (07 Feb 2022)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (09 Feb 2022) by Pieter Vermeesch
ED: Publish as is (09 Feb 2022) by Greg Balco(Editor)
Short summary
Multi-thermochronometry, in which methods such as (U-Th)/He dating of zircon and apatite and apatite fission track dating are combined, is used to reconstruct rock thermal histories. Our ability to reconstruct thermal histories and interpret the geological significance of measured ages requires modeling. Here we use forward models to explore effects of grain size and chemistry on cooling ages and closure temperatures for the (U-Th)/He decay systems in apatite and zircon.