Thermochronology Laboratory
for Low Temperature (U-Th)/Helium Dating
Department of Neotectonics and Thermochronology
Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics of the ASCR, v.v.i.

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Applications

Low temperature thermochronology has many applications in geology, such as:

  • Tectonics
  •      Fault activity
         Fault offset
         Orogenic reconstructions
         Surface uplift patterns and extent

  • Exhumation
  •      Timing of exhumation, denudation and other erosional processes
         Exhumation patterns and mechanisms
         Sediment provenance studies

  • Basin studies
  • Resource exploration
  •      Oil and gas
         Minerals
         Geothermal energy

  • Volcanic/hydrothermal events