210Pb dating of a Loch Lomond sediment core by conventional and particle track methods and some geochemical observations

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doi: 10.1016/0012-821X(81)90048-0
Authors:Baxter, M. S.; Crawford, R. W.; Swan, D. S.; Farmer, J. G.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Univ. Glasg., Dep. Chem., Glasgow, United Kingdom
Volume Title:Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Source:Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 53(3), p.434-444. Publisher: Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands. ISSN: 0012-821X
Publication Date:1981
Note:In English. 29 refs.; illus. incl. 1 anal., 2 tables, sketch map
Summary:210Pb dating of a short Mackereth core, from a suite characterized previously by palaeomagnetic and radiocarbon dating, was performed by both conventional radiochemical and particle track methods. The latter involves total alpha and U assay using plastic detectors and untreated sediment pellets. Sedimentation rates determined by the two techniques are in good agreement (approx 22 mg cm-2/yr), suggesting that the simpler particle track method has much to offer in routine sediment dating. The radiometric time scale is consistent with heavy metal profiles and the known industrial history of the surrounding area. [P.Br.]
Subjects:Absolute age; Cenozoic; Cores; Dates; Environmental geology; Geochemistry; Geochronology; Holocene; Isotopes; Lacustrine environment; Lacustrine sedimentation; Lead; Metals; Particle-track dating; Pb-210; Pollutants; Pollution; Quaternary; Radioactive decay; Radioactive isotopes; Rates; Sedimentation; Sediments; Techniques; Zinc; Europe; Grampian Highlands; Great Britain; Loch Lomond; Scotland; Scottish Highlands; United Kingdom; Western Europe; Abundance
Coordinates:N555700 N561600 W0043000 W0044500
Abstract Numbers:82M/0008
Record ID:1981065698
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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