Amino Acid Racemization

OFR 50 University of Delaware Database of Amino acid racemization data for Quaternary mollusks, North and South America coastal sites

Amino acid racemization (AAR) geochronology has been applied to Quaternary deposits of the US Atlantic and Pacific coasts for over 40 years (see reviews in Wehmiller, 1992, Wehmiller et al., 1988, Wehmiller and Miller, 2000, and Wehmiller, 2013a, 2013b). In an effort to develop a comprehensive database of results from these various studies, Pellerito (2004) created the MS-Access Database that is part of this open-file publication (see Pellerito citation in reference section). The current version of this database is a work in progress, as information is being updated regularly.

OFR50 Database of Quaternary Coastal Geochronologic Information for the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts of North America (additional information for sites in Peru and Chile)

Open-File Report 50 presents and describes a database of geochronological information for coastal deposits of the US Atlantic and Pacific coasts, as well as for sites from the Pacific coast of South America. This database represents a synthesis of nearly forty years of study conducted by John F. Wehmiller and students in the Department of Geological Sciences, University of Delaware, as well as many collaborating colleagues.