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Dr Fred Jourdan

Dr Fred Jourdan Dr Fred Jourdan

BsB(Geneva), PhD(Nice)

Position Associate Professor
Faculty Faculty of Science and Engineering
School Western Australian School of Mines
Department Department of Applied Geology
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 312.313
Phone +618 9266 2412
Fax +618 9266 3153
Email F.Jourdan@curtin.edu.au

Brief Summary

Fred Jourdan is a geochronologist and geochemist. He developed skills in noble gas (40Ar/39Ar), thermal ionization (Sr, Pb isotopes) and MC-ICP (Nd, Hf isotopes) mass spectrometry during his Masters at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, his PhD at University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France, and his postdoctoral research at Berkeley Geochronology Center and the University of Berkeley, USA. He has also used microprobe and LA-ICPMS analysis at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and also has experience of clean laboratory sample preparation techniques including the use of ion exchange columns, acid preparation, chemical abrasion and thermal annealing. In 2007 he was appointed manager of the Western Australia Argon Isotope Facility, part of the John de Laeter Centre for Mass Spectrometry.

Research Interests

Fred has interests in all areas of argon isotope geochemistry and geochronology. Current and recent projects include 40Ar/39Ar dating and isotopic geochemistry of large igneous provinces (CAMP, Karoo, Umkondo), 40Ar/39Ar "speedy-step heating" dating applied to structural inheritance of giant dike swarms, 40Ar/39Ar and U/Pb dating and isotopic geochemistry of subduction-related dike swarms, 40Ar/39Ar geochronology of impact craters, ocean island basalts (Hawaii, Tore Madeira rise) and shear zones (Argentina). He is also active in 40Ar/39Ar methodological developments including investigations of standard calibrations, 39Ar and 37Ar recoil, inherited 40Ar*, the K decay constant and alteration.

Regularly updated list of publications can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/fredjourdancv/publication-list

Link to the 40Ar/39Ar laboratory can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/fredjourdancv/the-40ar-39ar-laboratory

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Publications

2015

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2014

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2013

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2012

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2011

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2010

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2009

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2008

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2007

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2006

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2005

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2004

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2003

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Additional publication categories

2014

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2012

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2011

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2007

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

  • Jourdan, F., G. Féraud, H. Bertrand, A. Kampunzu, G. Tshoso, M. Watkeys, and B. Le Gall. 2007. “The Karoo large igneous province: Brevity, origin, and relation with mass extinction questioned by new 40Ar/39Ar age data: REPLY.” Geology n/a: e128-e129.
  • Reimold, U., A. Wittek, and F. Jourdan. 2007. “Comment on “40Ar/39Ar age constraints on low-grade metamorphism and cleavage development in the Transvaal Supergroup (central Kaapvaal craton, South Africa): implications for the tectonic setting of the Bushveld Igneous Complex by Alexandre et al. (2006).” South African Journal of Geology 110: 157-157.
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