Articles | Volume 5, issue 1
Short communication/technical note
16 Jan 2023
Short communication/technical note |  | 16 Jan 2023

Short communication: age2exhume – a MATLAB/Python script to calculate steady-state vertical exhumation rates from thermochronometric ages and application to the Himalaya

Peter van der Beek and Taylor F. Schildgen

Data sets

Thermochronology dataset for Himalaya T. F. Schildgen and P. A. van der Beek

Model code and software

age2exhume Matlab scripts P. A. van der Beek and T. F. Schildgen

age2exhume Python script T. F. Schildgen and P. A. van der Beek

Short summary
Thermochronometric data can provide unique insights into the patterns of rock exhumation and the driving mechanisms of landscape evolution. Several well-established thermal models allow for a detailed exploration of how cooling rates evolved in a limited area or along a transect, but more regional analyses have been challenging. We present age2exhume, a thermal model that can be used to rapidly provide a synoptic overview of exhumation rates from large regional thermochronologic datasets.