Earth Institute Research Projects

Towards an improved age resolution of lake records Protactinum-231 dating of the Lisan Formation, the Dead Sea Basin

Lead PI: Adi Torfstein

Unit Affiliation: Geochemistry, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

August 2010 - July 2012
Asia ; Middle East
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The main objectives of the proposal are to date the late Pleistocene Lisan Formation primary carbonates using 231Pa/235U dating and determine if results are concordant with 230Th/235U. Then the project will identify deviations from the assumption of initial 231Pa/235U=0 and develop correction procedures.