Microstructural Geochronology; New Records of Earth and Solar System Evolution Down to Atomic Scale

Session ID#: 26124

Session Description:
The link between planetary processes and nano-scale mineral properties has relevance to all fields of geology. This is increasingly the case with time information from microminerals which is critical to evaluating everything from rates and conditions of tectonic deformation to the chronology of impact events and the habitability of planetary crusts. The integration of radiometric dating (e.g., U-Pb) with orientation and chemical microstructures revealed using techniques such as EBSD, CL, TEM, SIMS and atom probe tomography is a growth area that continues to improve our temporal resolution of processes on the Earth, rocky planets and asteroids. This session will coincide with the launch of the AGU monograph “Microstructural Geochronology” and welcomes all high precision spatial and isotopic geochronology studies that better resolve the timing or sequence of important processes in our planetary past using mineral archives.
Primary Convener:  Desmond Moser, University of Western Ontario, Department of Earth Sciences, London, ON, Canada
Conveners:  Fernando Corfu, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway, James Darling, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, United Kingdom and Kim Tait, Royal Ontario Museum, Natural History, Mineralogy, Toronto, ON, Canada

  • MR - Mineral and Rock Physics
  • P - Planetary Sciences
  • T - Tectonophysics
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Joel William DesOrmeau1, Mauricio Ibanez-Mejia2, Barbara Lafuente Valverde3, Michael Patterson Eddy4, Dustin Trail5 and Yanling Wang5, (1)University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV, United States, (2)University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, United States, (3)University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States, (4)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States, (5)University of Rochester, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Rochester, NY, United States
Bradley R Hacker, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, Madeline Ellen Faith Shaffer, University of California, Santa Barbara, United States, Lothar Ratschbacher, Freiberg University of Mining and Technology, Geology, Freiberg, Germany and Andrew R Kylander-Clark, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Stacia M Gordon1, Steve M. Reddy2, Hannah Blatchford3, Donna L. Whitney4, Chris L. Kirkland2, Christian Teyssier3, Noreen J. Evans2 and Brad McDonald2, (1)University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV, United States, (2)Curtin University, Applied Geology, Perth, Australia, (3)University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Earth Sciences, Minneapolis, MN, United States, (4)University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, United States
Desmond Moser1, David A Reinhard2, David J Larson2, Francis M McCubbin3, James Darling4, Lee Frances White4, Gabriel Arcuri5, Anthony J Irving6, Kimberly Tait7 and Ivan Barker5, (1)University of Western Ontario, Department of Earth Sciences, London, ON, Canada, (2)Cameca Instruments Inc., Madison, WI, United States, (3)NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, United States, (4)University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, United Kingdom, (5)University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada, (6)Univ Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, (7)Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada
Lily Lowery Claiborne1, Calvin F Miller1, Guilherme A R Gualda1 and Tamara L Carley2, (1)Vanderbilt University, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Nashville, TN, United States, (2)Lafayette College, Easton, PA, United States
Thomas G Sharp, Arizona State University, School of Earth & Space Exploration, Tempe, AZ, United States and Aaron J Cavosie, Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia
Giancarlo A Jones1, Desmond Moser2, Sean R Shieh2 and Ivan Barker2, (1)University of Western Ontario, Earth Sciences, London, ON, Canada, (2)University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada