The Stanford Noble Gas Laboratory produces high-quality 40Ar/39Ar & (U-Th)/He data for geochronologic & thermochronologic applications in the Earth Sciences. The laboratory is open to all Stanford researchers to perform their own analyses under the supervision of laboratory personnel. Based upon time availability researchers from other institutions may also gain access to the laboratory. All potential users must submit a request form.
- Clastic sedimentary sequences shed from orogenic belts provide a fertile, and arguably unique, record of crustal exhumation.
- Gail Mahood's group is studying silicic volcanism associated with the main phase of Steens and Columbia River flood basalt eruptions between 16.7 and 15.0 Ma. During this period, ca. 3900 km3 of silicic magma erupted from centers dispersed across 25,000 k
- During the Late Cretaceous to early Cenozoic, southern California was underplated by subducted sediments as the western margin of the arc and inner part of the forearc basin were simultaneously removed from the margin.