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.
"Speleothem Laminae Counting and Growth Rate,"
Undergraduate Journal of Mathematical Modeling: One + Two:
2, Article 7.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5038/2326-36220.127.116.11 Available at: https://digitalcommons.usf.edu/ujmm/vol4/iss2/7
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Arcadii Grinshpan, Mathematics and Statistics
Jonathan Burns, Mathematics and Statistics
Gordon Fox, Biology
Philip van Beynen, Geography
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Philip van Beynen