Articles | Volume 4, issue 1
Research article
15 Jun 2022
Research article |  | 15 Jun 2022

Simulating sedimentary burial cycles – Part 2: Elemental-based multikinetic apatite fission-track interpretation and modelling techniques illustrated using examples from northern Yukon

Dale R. Issler, Kalin T. McDannell, Paul B. O'Sullivan, and Larry S. Lane

Data sets

A multikinetic approach to apatite fission track thermal modelling using elemental data: Data and model results for a Permian and Devonian sample from northern Yukon D. R. Issler, K. T. McDannell, L. S. Lane, P. B. O'Sullivan, and O. K. Neill

Short summary
Phanerozoic sedimentary rocks of northern Canada have compositionally heterogeneous detrital apatite with high age dispersion caused by differential thermal annealing. Discrete apatite fission track kinetic populations with variable annealing temperatures are defined using elemental data but are poorly resolved using conventional parameters. Inverse thermal modelling of samples from northern Yukon reveals a record of multiple heating–cooling cycles consistent with geological constraints.