Articles | Volume 16, issue 6
Clim. Past, 16, 2075–2093, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-2075-2020
Clim. Past, 16, 2075–2093, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-2075-2020

Research article 04 Nov 2020

Research article | 04 Nov 2020

Surface paleothermometry using low-temperature thermoluminescence of feldspar

Rabiul H. Biswas et al.

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TL\_Paleothermometry rabiul-code https://github.com/rabiul-code/TL_Paleothermometry

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Short summary
A new approach to reconstruct the temporal variation of rock surface temperature using the thermoluminescence (TL) of feldspar is introduced. Multiple TL signals or thermometers in the range of 210 to 250 °C are sensitive to typical surface temperature fluctuations and can be used to constrain thermal histories of rocks over ~50 kyr. We show that it is possible to recover thermal histories of rocks using inverse modeling and with δ18O anomalies as a priori information.