Rock varnish microlamination dating of late Quaternary geomorphic features in the drylands of western USA

@inproceedings{Liu2007RockVM,
  title={Rock varnish microlamination dating of late Quaternary geomorphic features in the drylands of western USA},
  author={Tian-kuan Liu and Wallace S Broecker},
  year={2007}
}
Varnish microlamination (VML) dating is a correlative age determination technique that can be used to date and correlate various geomorphic features in deserts. In this study, we establish a generalized late Quaternary (i.e., 0–300 ka) varnish layering sequence for the drylands of western USA and tentatively correlate it with the SPECMAP oxygen isotope record. We then use this climatically correlated varnish layering sequence as a correlative dating tool to determine surface exposure ages for… CONTINUE READING
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