2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
[STT53-02] Optically stimulated luminescence dating of marine sediments: a review
Keywords:optically stimulated luminescence dating, Quaternary
In contrast to studies on land, the application of OSL dating to marine sediments has been limited. The main reasons appear to be difficulties during sample collection (ensuring light shielded condition), the usually fine-grained nature of the material and the evaluation of the life-time burial water content. Here we give an overview of luminescence dating applied to marine cores, discuss the recent methodological advances and the upper and lower age limits. Finally, we show the potential of OSL dating of marine cores when high sampling depth resolution is available.