Category Archives: Primers

The Partial Retention Zone

One of the most important concepts in thermochronology is the Partial Retention Zone (PRZ for short, referred to as the Partial Annealing Zone in the fission-track world). The term PRZ is used to refer to a variety of things, all … Continue reading

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The Great M&M Experiment

Teaching about radioactive decay and geochronology has its challenges. I think it is important to include in introductory courses, and I’ve tried a variety of exercises and techniques to try to convey some of the more important aspects. My goals are … Continue reading

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The York Fit, MSWDs, and Geochronology

I am by no means a statistician. There are a variety of tests and techniques I use, most of which I mostly understand. This post is about one of those techniques that I became familiar with while working in 40Ar/39Ar … Continue reading

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