The leading technique to realize this is the application of terrestrial cosmogenic nuclide.The LDEO Cosmogenic Nuclide Group develops terrestrial cosmogenic nuclide techniques and applies those as chronometers and tracers in the Earth Sciences.It is particularly useful in Antarctica, because of a number of factors: Cosmogenic nuclide dating is effective over short to long timescales (1,000-10,000,000 years), depending on which isotope you are dating.Different isotopes are used for different lengths of times.This long period of applicability is an added advantage of cosmogenic nuclide dating.
Assuming that the boulder remains in a stable position, and does not roll or move after deposition, this boulder will give an excellent As well as using cosmogenic nuclide dating to work out the past extent of ice sheets and the rate at which they shrank back, we can use it to work out ice-sheet thicknesses and rates of thinning[5, 6].
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Many of these processes occur so rapidly and unexpectedly that they have daunting consequences.
When it reaches the terminus of the glacier, the boulder will be deposited.
Glacial geologists are often interested in dating the maximum extents of glaciers or rates of recession, and so will look for boulders deposited on moraines.