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Editors: Philippa Ascough, Tibor J. Dunai, Georgina King, Andreas Lang & Klaus Mezger
eISSN: GChron 2628-3719, GChronD 2628-3735
Geochronology (GChron) is a not-for-profit international scientific journal dedicated to the discussion and publication of high-quality research on the physical, chemical, and biological processes used to quantify time in all environmental and geological settings throughout Earth's history.
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Recent papers

21 Feb 2024
Short communication: Cosmogenic noble gas depletion in soils by wildfire heating
Greg Balco, Alan J. Hidy, William T. Struble, and Joshua J. Roering
Geochronology, 6, 71–76, https://doi.org/10.5194/gchron-6-71-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/gchron-6-71-2024, 2024
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21 Feb 2024
Short communication: Inverse correlation between radiation damage and fission-track etching time on monazite
Toru Nakajima, Shoma Fukuda, Shigeru Sueoka, Sota Niki, Tetsuo Kawakami, Tohru Danhara, and Takahiro Tagami
Geochronology Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/gchron-2024-2,https://doi.org/10.5194/gchron-2024-2, 2024
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20 Feb 2024
On the viability of detrital Rb-Sr geochronology
Kyle Patrick Larson, Brendan Dyck, Sudip Shrestha, Mark Button, and Yani Najman
External preprint server, https://doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/xhbj6,https://doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/xhbj6, 2024
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16 Feb 2024
A method for quantifying the time of cooling in thermochronometric inversions
Kalin T. McDannell and C. Brenhin Keller
Geochronology Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/gchron-2024-3,https://doi.org/10.5194/gchron-2024-3, 2024
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14 Feb 2024
(anchored) isochrons in IsoplotR
Pieter Vermeesch
Geochronology Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/gchron-2024-5,https://doi.org/10.5194/gchron-2024-5, 2024
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14 Feb 2024
Technical note: a new analytical protocol for apatite (U-Th)/He and trace element analysis (incorporating a continuous ramped heating measurement system for the He)
Alexis Derycke, Nathan Cogné, Dominique Bavay, David Vilbert, Lionel Dutruch, Sebastien Ternois, Gilles Ruffet, Marc Jolivet, and Kerry Gallagher
Geochronology Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/gchron-2024-6,https://doi.org/10.5194/gchron-2024-6, 2024
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09 Feb 2024
Short Communication: Nanoscale heterogeneity of U and Pb in baddeleyite – implications for nanogeochronology and 238U series alpha recoil effects
Steven Denyszyn, Donald W. Davis, and Denis Fougerouse
Geochronology Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/gchron-2024-4,https://doi.org/10.5194/gchron-2024-4, 2024
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05 Feb 2024
New age constraints reveal moraine stabilization thousands of years after deposition during the last deglaciation of western New York, USA
Karlee K. Prince, Jason P. Briner, Caleb K. Walcott, Brooke M. Chase, Andrew L. Kozlowski, Tammy M. Rittenour, and Erica P. Yang
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2023-2655,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2023-2655, 2024
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25 Jan 2024
The daughter-parent plot: a tool for analyzing thermochronological data
Birk Härtel and Eva Enkelmann
Geochronology Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/gchron-2024-1,https://doi.org/10.5194/gchron-2024-1, 2024
Preprint under review for GChron (discussion: open, 2 comments)
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23 Jan 2024
Cosmogenic 3He chronology of postglacial lava flows at Mt. Ruapehu, New Zealand
Pedro Doll, Shaun Robert Eaves, Ben Matthew Kennedy, Pierre-Henri Blard, Alexander Robert Lee Nichols, Graham Sloan Leonard, Dougal Bruce Townsend, Jim William Cole, Chris Edward Conway, Sacha Baldwin, Gabriel Fénisse, Laurent Zimmermann, and Bouchaïb Tibari
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-163,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-163, 2024
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Highlight articles

09 Jan 2024
| Highlight paper
Geochronological and geochemical effects of zircon chemical abrasion: insights from single-crystal stepwise dissolution experiments
Alyssa J. McKanna, Blair Schoene, and Dawid Szymanowski
Geochronology, 6, 1–20, https://doi.org/10.5194/gchron-6-1-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/gchron-6-1-2024, 2024
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12 Mar 2021
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geoChronR – an R package to model, analyze, and visualize age-uncertain data
Nicholas P. McKay, Julien Emile-Geay, and Deborah Khider
Geochronology, 3, 149–169, https://doi.org/10.5194/gchron-3-149-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/gchron-3-149-2021, 2021
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22 Oct 2020
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Resolving multiple geological events using in situ Rb–Sr geochronology: implications for metallogenesis at Tropicana, Western Australia
Hugo K. H. Olierook, Kai Rankenburg, Stanislav Ulrich, Christopher L. Kirkland, Noreen J. Evans, Stephen Brown, Brent I. A. McInnes, Alexander Prent, Jack Gillespie, Bradley McDonald, and Miles Darragh
Geochronology, 2, 283–303, https://doi.org/10.5194/gchron-2-283-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/gchron-2-283-2020, 2020
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24 Jan 2020
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Electron spin resonance (ESR) thermochronometry of the Hida range of the Japanese Alps: validation and future potential
Georgina E. King, Sumiko Tsukamoto, Frédéric Herman, Rabiul H. Biswas, Shigeru Sueoka, and Takahiro Tagami
Geochronology, 2, 1–15, https://doi.org/10.5194/gchron-2-1-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/gchron-2-1-2020, 2020
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11 Dec 2019
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Stepwise chemical abrasion–isotope dilution–thermal ionization mass spectrometry with trace element analysis of microfractured Hadean zircon
C. Brenhin Keller, Patrick Boehnke, Blair Schoene, and T. Mark Harrison
Geochronology, 1, 85–97, https://doi.org/10.5194/gchron-1-85-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/gchron-1-85-2019, 2019
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06 Feb 2024 Statement on the use of AI-based tools in publications

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06 Feb 2024 Statement on the use of AI-based tools in publications

Tools based on artificial intelligence (AI) are increasingly being used to create scientific documents, including peer-reviewed publications, preprints and conference contributions. Please read EGU's statement on the use of such tools in publications.

17 Jan 2024 Copernicus Publications launches ROR integration for corresponding authors

Copernicus Publications started using the Research Organization Registry (ROR) database as the framework to assign institutional identifiers to corresponding authors in order to disambiguate affiliations listed on a published article and greatly enhancing the reporting capabilities to all academic stakeholders. Please read more.

17 Jan 2024 Copernicus Publications launches ROR integration for corresponding authors

Copernicus Publications started using the Research Organization Registry (ROR) database as the framework to assign institutional identifiers to corresponding authors in order to disambiguate affiliations listed on a published article and greatly enhancing the reporting capabilities to all academic stakeholders. Please read more.

15 Jan 2024 A huge thank you to our referees in 2023!

We would like to say a huge thank you to all referees for their volunteer efforts to provide fair, thorough, and constructive peer-review reports. Their invaluable contribution maintains our high scientific standards and ensures the ongoing success of our interactive open-access journals.

15 Jan 2024 A huge thank you to our referees in 2023!

We would like to say a huge thank you to all referees for their volunteer efforts to provide fair, thorough, and constructive peer-review reports. Their invaluable contribution maintains our high scientific standards and ensures the ongoing success of our interactive open-access journals.