Cardiff University | Prifysgol Caerdydd ORCA
Online Research @ Cardiff 
WelshClear Cookie - decide language by browser settings

Cosmogenic nuclide systematics and the CRONUScalc program

Marrero, Shasta M. ORCID:, Phillips, Fred M., Borchers, Brian, Lifton, Nathaniel, Aumer, Robert and Balco, Greg 2016. Cosmogenic nuclide systematics and the CRONUScalc program. Quaternary Geochronology 31 , pp. 160-187. 10.1016/j.quageo.2015.09.005

Full text not available from this repository.


As cosmogenic nuclide applications continue to expand, the need for a common basis for calculation becomes increasingly important. In order to accurately compare between results from different nuclides, a single method of calculation is necessary. Calculators exist in numerous forms with none matching the needs of the CRONUS-Earth project to provide a simple and consistent method to interpret data from most commonly used cosmogenic nuclides. A new program written for this purpose, CRONUScalc, is presented here. This unified code presents a method applicable to 10Be, 26Al, 36Cl, 3He, and 14C, with 21Ne in testing. The base code predicts the concentration of a sample at a particular depth for a particular time in the past, which can be used for many applications. The multi-purpose code already includes functions for performing production rate calibrations as well as calculating erosion rates and surface exposure ages for single samples and depth profiles. The code is available under the GNU General Public License agreement and can be downloaded and modified to deal with specific atypical scenarios.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Earth and Environmental Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1871-1014
Date of Acceptance: 7 September 2015
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2022 09:24

Citation Data

Cited 215 times in Scopus. View in Scopus. Powered By Scopus® Data

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item