To the "GEOCOSMO" list...
Just yesterday we topped the 100 member mark!
I thought that it might be useful at this time for a bit of introduction to
take place. I propose that each of us send a short (paragraph?) message
outlining out interests in cosmogenic nuclides and perhaps some of the
research questions we have and are continuing to pursue. Such an exchange
I suspect might be particularly useful for members of the list who are not
active practitioners. Below is my effort.
I am a geomorphologist who has worked with in situ 10-Be, 26-Al and 36-Cl
since 1990. I have an active extraction laboratory at the University of
Vermont and I am supervising several graduate theses (Pat Larsen, Kim
Marsella, Erik Clapp) which utilize cosmogenic nuclides. My current
research and that of my students involves the use of these nuclides for
dating glacial surfaces in Baffin Island and in New England, using in situ
produced nuclides to evaluate the erosion rate of drainage basins around
the world, examining soil profiles for nuclide abundance and determining
the rate at which bare bedrock surfaces erode. We have made our isotopic
measurements both at PRIME lab and at Lawrence Livermore.
Paul Bierman [log in to unmask]
UVM Geology (802) 656-4411 office
Perkins Hall (802) 656-0045 fax
Burlington, VT 05405 Geomorphology, Isotope Geology,
USA ancient neutrons.....