Articles | Volume 6, issue 4
Research article
03 Dec 2018
Research article |  | 03 Dec 2018

The rarefied (non-continuum) conditions of tracer particle transport in soils, with implications for assessing the intensity and depth dependence of mixing from geochronology

David Jon Furbish, Rina Schumer, and Amanda Keen-Zebert


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AR by David J. Furbish on behalf of the Authors (27 Oct 2018)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (31 Oct 2018) by Eric Lajeunesse
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (31 Oct 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (16 Nov 2018)
ED: Publish as is (17 Nov 2018) by Eric Lajeunesse
ED: Publish as is (20 Nov 2018) by Douglas Jerolmack (Editor)
AR by David J. Furbish on behalf of the Authors (21 Nov 2018)  Manuscript 
Short summary
We present in this mostly theoretical contribution a systematic treatment of tracer particle mixing in soils. We elaborate the consequences of rarefied (non-continuum) conditions of transport and mixing, and we augment this with numerical analyses that reveal important information not readily apparent in the analytical formulations, including an illustration of the variability in 10Be concentrations and OSL ages of individual particles in soils, with implications for interpreting field data.