calc_FadingCorr

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Apply a fading correction according to Huntley & Lamothe (2001) for a given g-value and a given tc

This function solves the equation used for correcting the fading affected age including the error for a given g-value according to Huntley & Lamothe (2001).

Keywords
datagen
Usage
calc_FadingCorr(age.faded, g_value, tc = NULL, tc.g_value = tc,
  n.MC = 10000, seed = NULL, interval = c(0.01, 500),
  txtProgressBar = TRUE, verbose = TRUE)
Arguments
age.faded

numeric vector (required): uncorrected age with error in ka (see example)

g_value

vector (required): g-value and error obtained from separate fading measurements (see example). Alternatively an '>RLum.Results object can be provided produced by the function analyse_FadingMeasurement, in this case tc is set automatically

tc

numeric (required): time in seconds between irradiation and the prompt measurement (cf. Huntley & Lamothe 2001). Argument will be ignored if g_value was an '>RLum.Results object

tc.g_value

numeric (with default): the time in seconds between irradiation and the prompt measurement used for estimating the g-value. If the g-value was normalised to, e.g., 2 days, this time in seconds (i.e., 172800) should be given here. If nothing is provided the time is set to tc, which is usual case for g-values obtained using the SAR method and g-values that had been not normalised to 2 days.

n.MC

integer (with default): number of Monte Carlo simulation runs for error estimation. If n.MC = 'auto' is used the function tries to find a 'stable' error for the age. Note: This may take a while!

seed

integer (optional): sets the seed for the random number generator in R using set.seed

interval

numeric (with default): a vector containing the end-points (age interval) of the interval to be searched for the root in 'ka'. This argument is passed to the function stats::uniroot used for solving the equation.

txtProgressBar

logical (with default): enables or disables txtProgressBar

verbose

logical (with default): enables or disables terminal output

Details

As the g-value sligthly depends on the time between irradiation and the prompt measurement, this is tc, always a tc value needs to be provided. If the g-value was normalised to a distinct time or evaluated with a different tc value (e.g., external irradiation), also the tc value for the g-value needs to be provided (argument tc.g_value and then the g-value is recalcualted to tc of the measurement used for estimating the age applying the following equation:

$$\kappa_{tc} = \kappa_{tc.g} / (1 - \kappa_{tc.g} * log(tc/tc.g))$$

where

$$\kappa_{tc.g} = g / 100 / log(10)$$

with log the natural logarithm.

The error of the fading-corrected age is determined using a Monte Carlo simulation approach. Solving of the equation is realised using uniroot. Large values for n.MC will significantly increase the computation time.

n.MC = 'auto'

The error estimation based on a stochastic process, i.e. for a small number of MC runs the calculated error varies considerably every time the function is called, even with the same input values. The argument option n.MC = 'auto' tries to find a stable value for the standard error, i.e. the standard deviation of values calculated during the MC runs (age.corr.MC), within a given precision (2 digits) by increasing the number of MC runs stepwise and calculating the corresponding error.

If the determined error does not differ from the 9 values calculated previously within a precision of (here) 3 digits the calculation is stopped as it is assumed that the error is stable. Please note that (a) the duration depends on the input values as well as on the provided computation ressources and it may take a while, (b) the length (size) of the output vector age.corr.MC, where all the single values produced during the MC runs are stored, equals the number of MC runs (here termed observations).

To avoid an endless loop the calculation is stopped if the number of observations exceeds 10^7. This limitation can be overwritten by setting the number of MC runs manually, e.g. n.MC = 10000001. Note: For this case the function is not checking whether the calculated error is stable.

seed

This option allows to recreate previously calculated results by setting the seed for the R random number generator (see set.seed for details). This option should not be mixed up with the option n.MC = 'auto'. The results may appear similar, but they are not comparable!

FAQ

Q: Which tc value is expected?

A: tc is the time in seconds between irradiation and the prompt measurement applied during your De measurement. However, this tc might differ from the tc used for estimating the g-value. In the case of an SAR measurement tc should be similar, however, if it differs, you have to provide this tc value (the one used for estimating the g-value) using the argument tc.g_value.

Value

Returns an S4 object of type '>RLum.Results.

Slot: @data

Object Type Comment
age.corr data.frame Corrected age
age.corr.MC numeric MC simulation results with all possible ages from that simulation

Slot: @info

Object Type Comment

Note

Special thanks to Sebastien Huot for his support and clarification via e-mail.

Function version

0.4.2 (2018-01-21 17:22:38)

How to cite

Kreutzer, S. (2018). calc_FadingCorr(): Apply a fading correction according to Huntley & Lamothe (2001) for a given g-value and a given tc. Function version 0.4.2. In: Kreutzer, S., Burow, C., Dietze, M., Fuchs, M.C., Schmidt, C., Fischer, M., Friedrich, J. (2018). Luminescence: Comprehensive Luminescence Dating Data Analysis. R package version 0.8.6. https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=Luminescence

References

Huntley, D.J., Lamothe, M., 2001. Ubiquity of anomalous fading in K-feldspars and the measurement and correction for it in optical dating. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 38, 1093-1106.

See Also

'>RLum.Results, get_RLum, uniroot

Aliases
  • calc_FadingCorr
Examples
# NOT RUN {
##run the examples given in the appendix of Huntley and Lamothe, 2001

##(1) faded age: 100 a
results <- calc_FadingCorr(
   age.faded = c(0.1,0),
   g_value = c(5.0, 1.0),
   tc = 2592000,
   tc.g_value = 172800,
   n.MC = 100)

##(2) faded age: 1 ka
results <- calc_FadingCorr(
   age.faded = c(1,0),
   g_value = c(5.0, 1.0),
   tc = 2592000,
   tc.g_value = 172800,
   n.MC = 100)

##(3) faded age: 10.0 ka
results <- calc_FadingCorr(
   age.faded = c(10,0),
   g_value = c(5.0, 1.0),
   tc = 2592000,
   tc.g_value = 172800,
   n.MC = 100)

##access the last output
get_RLum(results)

# }
Documentation reproduced from package Luminescence, version 0.8.6, License: GPL-3

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