Teaching Diffusion Chronometry
(and much more!)
Diffusion chronometry is a tool in the geosciences that is rapidly increasing in usage, so it is worthwhile to teach to geoscience students. Diffusion itself is a fundamental process that influences many scientific fields. The exercise that has been developed, in collaboration with Maria Dias and Linda Sobolewski (Ruhr-Universität Bochum), as well as Andrea Tonato, William Nelson, Nabila Nizam, and Tom Shea (University of Hawai'i at Mānoa), can also be used to teach other core concepts. Although we have some suggested lessons to incorporate, this exercise is highly adaptable and other creative minds can modify and improve everything!