Note change in Version 2.3:
Version 2.3 has updated muon interaction cross-sections and default Be-10 and Al-26 production rates. The latter are
now derived from the 'primary data set' of Borchers and others, 2016.
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editor or an Excel spreadsheet. The formatting requirements are unforgiving, but easy to follow once you have a spreadsheet set up appropriately.
An example spreadsheet is here.
The rules are as follows:
In most cases, pasting directly from an Excel spreadsheet
should satisfy the rules. An example of an acceptable input text block
The fourteen elements are as follows:
- Enter plain ASCII text only.
- Each sample should occupy its own line.
- Each line should
have fourteen elements, as described below.
should be separated from each other by white space (spaces or
- Something other than white space must be entered for each
element. For example, if you have no Al measurements for a sample, you
must enter "0" in the Al concentration and Al uncertainty positions.
Note: Nuclide concentrations should already take account of carrier and process blanks.
Here is an example of an acceptable input text block. You can paste this in above to try a sample
- Sample name. Any text string not exceeding 24 characters.
Sample names may not contain white space or any characters that
could be interpreted as delimiters or escape characters, e.g.,
slashes of both directions, commas, quotes, colons, etc. Stick to letters, numbers, and dashes.
- Latitude. Decimal degrees. North latitudes are positive. South latitudes are negative.
- Longitude. Decimal degrees. East longitudes are positive. West longitudes are negative.
- Elevation/pressure. Meters or hPa, respectively, depending
on selection below.
- Elevation/pressure flag. Specifies how to treat the
elevation/pressure value. This is a three-letter text string. If you have
supplied elevations in meters and the
standard atmosphere is applicable at your site (locations
outside Antarctica), enter "std" here. If you have supplied elevations in
meters and your site is in Antarctica, enter "ant" here. If you have entered
pressure in hPa, enter "pre" here. Any text other than these three options
will be rejected.
- Sample thickness. Centimeters.
- Sample density. g cm-3.
- Shielding correction. Samples with no topographic shielding, enter 1.
For shielded sites, enter a number between 0 and 1.
- 10Be concentration. Atoms g-1. Standard or scientific
- Uncertainty in 10Be concentration. Atoms g-1. Standard or scientific
- Name of Be-10 standardization. Text. Acceptable values for this parameter are given on
- 26Al concentration. Atoms g-1. Standard or scientific
- Uncertainty in 26Al concentration. Atoms g-1. Standard or scientific
- Name of Al-26 standardization. Text. Acceptable values for this parameter are given on
FV-TOP-1 38.6139 -109.1878 2527 std 2 2.5 1 4.59e5 1.3e4 KNSTD 2.69e6 8.80e4 KNSTD
FV-TOP-2 38.6136 -109.1955 2580 std 2 2.5 1 202000 8000 1100000 KNSTD 49000 KNSTD
O4-AV-PIT9-NEW -77.8282 160.9762 1300 ant 2 1.9 0.973 6710000 116000 KNSTD 0 0 KNSTD
Here is an Excel spreadsheet containing example data that you can paste
in above to try a sample calculation.