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Displacements rates measured today by differential Global Navigation Systems Satellite Systems (GPS) indicate the same velocity suggesting that the rockslide has been moving nearly constantly over the past 14 thousand years.
Results from other sliding surfaces are different and suggest accelerated displacement rates today.
Beryllium dating is used to estimate the time a rock has been exposed on the surface of the Earth, as well as erosion and sedimentation rates. Like carbon-14, most of it is formed in the earth’s upper atmosphere.
After formation, beryllium-10 binds to atmospheric dust particles or dissolves in atmospheric water vapor.
Accordingly, by measuring the concentration of these cosmogenic nuclides in a rock sample, and accounting for the flux of the cosmic rays and the half-life of the nuclide, it is possible to estimate how long the sample has been exposed to cosmic rays.
Although dating with this method is expensive and the entire process takes a long time, TCN dating has the advantage that the dateable material is produced by the rockslide event itself by exposing fresh material surfaces to the cosmic rays.
The creation occurs within minerals the upper meter of rocks exposed directly to the sky.
Some cosmic ray particles reach the surface of the earth and contribute to the natural background radiation environment.It is transported to earth surface in rain so consequently it has a much shorter atmospheric residence time than carbon-14.It accumulates on the earth’s surface and depending upon the sedimentation regime in the local environment, it can be used to date surface accumulation rates, surface erosion rates, or for dating layers within ice cores. Vanishingly small amounts of beryllium-10, carbon-14 and aluminum-26 are also created at the earth’s surface.Cosmogenic nuclides (or cosmogenic isotopes) are rare nuclides (isotopes) created when a high-energy cosmic ray interacts with the nucleus of an in situ Solar System atom, causing nucleons (protons and neutrons) to be expelled from the atom (see cosmic ray spallation).These isotopes are produced within Earth materials such as rocks or soil, in Earth's atmosphere, and in extraterrestrial items such as meteorites.