[LPT] Zirconium-in-Rutile Geothermometer

EN | We will start our new project with a brief summary of the Zirconium-in-Rutile Geothermometer. How does this geothermometer work? How can it help us tell the thermal story of an orogen? Could this tool be useful for my research? Follow the post and find out!

PT-BR | Vamos inaugurar nosso novo projeto com um breve resumo sobre o Geotermômetro Zircônio-no-Rutilo. Como este geotermômetro funciona? Como ele pode nos ajudar a contar a história térmica de um orógenos? Será que esta ferramenta pode ser útil para a minha pesquisa? Acompanhe o post e descubra!

Author: Otavio Sant’Anna


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