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The application of luminescence dating in sea-level studies
Bateman, M.D. (2015). The application of luminescence dating in sea-level studies, in: Shennan, I. et al. (Ed.) Handbook of sea-level research. pp. 404-417. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1002/9781118452547.ch27
In: Shennan, I. et al. (Ed.) (2015). Handbook of sea-level research. John Wiley & Sons: Chichester. ISBN 978-1-13-9235-77-8. xiv, 581, a36 pp. doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139235778, more

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Abstract
    Luminescence has been widely applied to coastal and marine sediments to establish their burial age and better understand past sea-level changes. Key for the luminescence technique is that sediments are exposed to sunlight prior to burial and the background dose rates to the sediments remains constant during burial. For different coastal and marine depositional settings, how well these two principles are met varies. Coastal dunes are widely considered the most optimal and provide opportunities to provide sea-level limiting and index points. Beach and intertidal sediments also can be dated with this technique and can provide limiting or index points for sea-level change. Offshore marine sediments are considered the most complex to date using luminescence. Each type of coastal and marine sediment requires different considerations to ensure correct burial luminescence ages are measured.

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