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Chronological REference Datasets and Sites (CREDit) towards improved accuracy and precision in luminescence-based chronologies

Project description

Standardised datasets will help us date climate events and more

Determining numbers like weights, lengths, times and ages relies on a standardised dataset to which to compare, a practice that exists from ancient times. The Egyptian cubit in the 3rd millennium BC was the length from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger. When it comes to pinning down specific events in our Earth's past, luminescence dating is a group of methods commonly employed. It quantifies the last exposure to sunlight of sediments and is widely used to investigate climate events over the most recent 2.6 billion years of our planet. The EU-funded CREDit project will significantly enhance the accuracy of these methods by developing chronological reference datasets for luminescence dating.

Coordinator

ABERYSTWYTH UNIVERSITY
Net EU contribution
€ 212 933,76
Address
Visualisation Centre Penglais
SY23 3BF Aberystwyth
United Kingdom

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Region
Wales West Wales and The Valleys South West Wales
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00