Osl dating sand

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Optical dates obtained in this study are used to study the effects climatic changes had on the mobility and stability of the central Asian sand seas.

The procedure is applied to two meanders from the Overijsselse Vecht, a medium-sized sand-bed river in the Netherlands.This study, solidifies our results regarding the Kyzylkum and Karakum sand seas dynamics, ages, and emphasizes the importance of regional climatic control on aeolian activity.Optically-stimulated luminescence (OSL) dating provides the time since sediments and their associated artefacts and fossils were last exposed to sunlight prior to deposition and is therefore an essential tool for establishing chronologies for many disciplines.In addition our researchers continuously engage in efforts to improve and develop the methodology and to further advance our knowledge on the fundamental physical mechanisms underlying the dating method.The OLD Laboratory also provides a commercial luminescence dating service and works closely with clients in industry, archaeological organizations, environmental institutes and other academic groups.

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