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ArArCALC v21: software for 40Ar/39Ar geochronology
File Name
Data Type spreadsheet, program
Computer Program Microsoft Excel 1997
File Size 879.00 KB - 1 file
Expert Level College and Introduction to Science
Contributor Anthony A.P. Koppers
Source Koppers 2002
The program ArArCALC provides an interactive interface to data reduction in 40Ar/39Ar geochronology. ArArCALC is coded within Visual Basic for Excel 97-2000 using datasheets, charts, menus and dialogboxes. All 40Ar/39Ar age calculations are reported in single Excel workbooks. ArArCALC can be used online or offline during mass spectrometry and includes three different utilities within one program: (1) curved or linear data regression, (2) age calculation, and (3) J-value calculation. These utilities fully interact with each other providing a high level of automation. ArArCALC also allows for editing of all input data, parameters and constants used in the calculations at all times. ArArCALC is provided as freeware. This is the second release of ArArCALC. This release goes together with the submission of ArArCALC for publication in Computer and Geosciences. The key functionality of ArArCALC has not changed dramatically over previous versions, but many improvements were added and some shortcomings were removed.
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