Dating Young MORB

November 10-11, 1987 – Evanston, Illinois
Convener: David Janecky, Robert Duncan, Rodey Batiza


In order to obtain a detailed, quantitative understanding of the origin of ocean crust and lithosphere at mid-ocean ridges, it is necessary to be able to date young mid-ocean ridge basalt (MORB) accurately and with precision. This workshop examined ways of achieving this capability. The participants, mostly geochronologists and geochemists, discussed available and possible new dating techniques which offer promise for dating young MORB.

Workshop Report (pdf)

Organizing Committee

Rodey Batiza, Northwestern University
Robert Duncan, Oregon State University
David Janecky, Los Alamos National Laboratory