Chris Michael Hall

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A method for dating clays is important for studies of weathering, diagenesis, hydrocarbon migration, and the formation of major metalliferous deposits. However, many attempts have produced imprecise or inaccurate results. Data from shales show that, contrary to expectations, the (40)Ar-(39)Ar dating technique can be successfully used to determine the(More)
Cindery Tuff is a subalkaline, rhyolitic air-fall deposit that was probably produced by a mixed-magma eruption. It is a distinctive, datable, regional isochronous marker bed within the Pliocene sediments of the Middle Awash district, and is stratigraphically situated between two new fossil hominid discoveries. Based on 40Ar/39Ar analyses of plagioclase,(More)
[1] Noble gas data from the Glacial Drift, the shallowest aquifer in southern Michigan confirm findings by Ma et al. (2004) that modern noble gas temperatures (NGTs) are systematically below the current mean annual air temperature (MAAT) which, in turn, is similar to the ground temperature of these recharge waters. By tracking noble gas concentrations as(More)
-Daring the period July-August 1991, observations were made of Polar Mesospheric Summer Echoes (PMSE) at 46.9 MHz and 224 MHz by the CUPRI and EISCAT radars, respectively, at two sites in northern Scandinavia. Those observations are compared here with observations of noctilucent clouds, energetic particle precipitation and magnetic disturbances. The(More)
Direct dating of ductile shear zones and calculation of uplift/exhumation rates can be done using various radiometric dating techniques. But radiometric dating of shallow crustal faulting, which occurs in the crust's brittle regime, has remained difficult because the low temperatures typical of shallow crusted faults prevent the complete syntectonic mineral(More)
The northwest-dipping Carthage-Colton shear zone, located near the eastern margin of the Grenville province in northern New York, separates the Adirondack Lowlands of the Metasedimentary Belt from the Adirondack Highlands of the Granulite Terrane. Published U/Pb sphene ages are 1156–1103 Ma in the Lowlands and 1050– 982 Ma in the Highlands, indicating an(More)
Fading times of radar echoes from underdense meteor trails in the upper mesosphere/lower thermosphere are commonly used to determine ambipolar diffusivities and hence ambient temperature. Diffusivities are generally expected to increase exponentially with height through the region from which the meteor trail echoes are obtained, viz., typically 70–110 km(More)
the estimation by some workers [5], the age of Copernicus is 0 . 8 1.5 x 109a. The K-Ar age of some Apol lo 12 samples gave an age of about 0.8 x 109a, which was interpreted as the age of Copernicus format ion [7]. However, since this crater is located in a mare region and as there is little or no mare component in Y-82192, it can be excluded as a possible(More)
[1] Noble gas temperatures (NGTs) and C derived ages in groundwaters of the Michigan Basin reveal a ground temperature of 1 C toward the end of the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) suggesting that groundwater recharge occurred under the Laurentide Ice Sheet (LIS) cover. In addition to the general warming observed since the LGM, the NGT record indicates an abrupt(More)
As a part of the project “Atmospheric Wave Influences upon the Winter Polar Vortices (0–100 km)” of the CAWSES program, data from meteor and Medium Frequency radars at 12 locations and MetO (UK Meteorological Office) global assimilated fields have been analyzed for the first campaign during the Northern Hemispheric winter of 2004/05. The stratospheric state(More)