What is Geochron?

Geochron is a database system designed to capture complete data and metadata to document geochronologic age estimation, allowing future reuse, recalculation, and integration with other data.

The goal is to capture this information at its source--the data reduction programs used in labs to analyze and reduce data coming directly from instrumentation. The human operators of the equipment should not need to re-enter data that are acquired or generated by computers in the first place.

Data can be ingested from a variety of data reduction programs that are used widely in the various geochronology and thermochronology communities. These programs have been adapted to seamlessly upload standardized data to the Geochron database with minimal input from the operator.
Geochron is a project of EarthChem and EARTHTIME

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Hosted at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University.
Part of the IEDA Data Facility. Funded by the National Science Foundation.
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