Electron sin resonance (ESR) dating of Quaternary materials

Gerhard Schellmann, Koen Beerten & Ulrich Radtke
ESR dating has become an efficient tool in earth sciences for geochronological studies on different kinds of littoral deposits (coral reefs terraces, beach ridge systems, aeolianites) during the last ten years. Improvements in annual dose rate (D’) estimation and the newly developed approach for equivalent dose (DE) determination (DE -Dmax plot procedure) increase the precision of ESR dating of Holocene and Pleistocene corals as well as marine and terrestrial mollusc shells. This is strongly supported...