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Field course geochronology: practical applications of dendrochronology and relative and numerical dating

Spring semester 

One-week field course in Sulden (Southern Tirol; Italy) with practical
exercises, group work

Is part of module GEO 417 Environmental archives and age determination


Markus Egli, Holger Gärtner


Field applications of practical dendrochronology using case studies in the context of natural risks (sampling, processing, dating, analysis and interpretation, presentation of the results), practical training of relative dating techniques such as weathering rind thickness, Schmidt-hammer measurements and soil profile analysis (detailed description, simple in-situ determinations, soil profile development index), rock-boulder sampling for 10Be/9Be analyses

Course language is English.