Workshop on in-situ radiocarbon analysis


Cosmogenic carbon-14 in-situ produced in quartz (“in-situ 14C”) is an emerging geochronological tool that complements the series of in-situ cosmogenic nuclides (3He, 10Be, 21Ne, 26Al, 36Cl) more routinely used to quantify quaternary landscape evolution. Owing to its relatively short half-life (5.7 kyr), in-situ 14C provides the opportunity to quantify simple or complex exposure and/or burial histories on times scales up to ~25 kyr, in particular when paired with the longer-lived 10Be or other dating techniques. However, although an efficient protocol for in-situ 14C extraction from quartz has been existing for over 20 years, the number of in-situ 14C labs capable of routine analyses is still low, due to the challenging extraction procedure.

This workshop aims at bringing together people in an informal environment for discussions related to in-situ 14C under four main topics: Extraction techniques, Production systematics, Applications and Modelling/Calculations.

We encourage contributions in the form of oral presentations lasting up to 15-20 min with time for questions and in depth discussions. Workshop participants interested in submitting a contribution are kindly invited to contacting Anne Sofie Sondergaard.