Chapter 8: Geological Times. Geochronology is the study of time in relation to earth’s existence Relative Dating Determines how old a rock is in relation to its surrounding Numerical Dating Determines actual age in years. Geologic Time - Perspective. Differing Views of the Earth’s Age
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Geochronology is the study of time in relation to earth’s existence
Relies on Key Principles such as
METHODS OF CORRELATION:
Isotope Dating relies on the rate of decay of radioactive isotopes within a rock
Contrasting several dating techniques chronicling Earth’s history to produce a geologic Time Scale