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Publication Year

2012

Abstract

The goal of this project is to determine if there is a correlation between annual laminae in speleothems and Uranium dating. To do this, we counted laminae using high-resolution images and calculated a line of the best fit for the resulting data. We found that our data could supplement Uranium dating, but unless more data is obtained, laminae counting gives relatively imprecise age and growth rate estimates.

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Advisors:

Arcadii Grinshpan, Mathematics and Statistics

Jonathan Burns, Mathematics and Statistics

Gordon Fox, Biology

Philip van Beynen, Geography

Problem Suggester:

Philip van Beynen