Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
Earth Surf. Dynam., 9, 205–234, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-205-2021
Earth Surf. Dynam., 9, 205–234, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-205-2021

Research article 19 Mar 2021

Research article | 19 Mar 2021

Evaluating optically stimulated luminescence rock surface exposure dating as a novel approach for reconstructing coastal boulder movement on decadal to centennial timescales

Dominik Brill et al.

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OSL rock surface exposure dating data for wave-emplaced boulders from the Rabat coast (Morocco) D. Brill, S. M. May, N. Mhammdi, G. King, B. Lehmann, C. Burow, Christoph, D. Wolf, A. Zander, and H. Brückner https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.919187

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Wave-transported boulders are important records for storm and tsunami impact over geological timescales. Their use for hazard assessment requires chronological information. We investigated the potential of a new dating technique, luminescence rock surface exposure dating, for estimating transport ages of wave-emplaced boulders. Our results indicate that the new approach may provide chronological information on decadal to millennial timescales for boulders not datable by any other method so far.