Quaternary Research Center Workshop on Clumped Isotopes

Start Date/Time: Thursday, April 15, 2010, 1:00 AM
Ending Date/Time: Saturday, April 17, 2010, 1:00 AM
Location: Seattle

**Workshop on Clumped Isotopes - Seattle, April/May 2010**

First Circular

The Quaternary Research Center (QRC) at the University of Washington is pleased to announce the first annual workshop on Clumped Isotope Geochemistry.

The use of clumped isotope measurements is one of the most exciting recent technological advances in geochemistry. Its best-known application is as a paleothermometer based on the abundance anomaly of 13C-18O bonds in CO2 produced from carbonate. Other applications included budgets of atmospheric trace gases, high temperature thermal histories of metamorphic rocks, and biogeochemical cycles.

The 3-day workshop will include a one-day short course including theoretical background by John Eiler (Caltech) and others, as well as practical laboratory methods, and on one-day 'open session' on applications with a mix of solicited and submitted talks. The third day of the workshop will be devoted to forward looking developments in instrumentation, calibration and other technical matters, and will include leaders from industry as well as academia.

The workshop is being organized by Kate Huntington and Eric Steig at the University of Washington, along with Paul Dennis from the University of East Anglia (UEA). Support for travel and workshop expenses will be available from the QRC for the key participants, with partial funding available for a limited number of others.

The meeting will take place in late April/early May at the University of Washington in Seattle. A second circular will be sent soon, once we have confirmed availability of key invited speakers. Tentative dates are April 29th to May 1st.