The Collegiate Peaks, taken on the way down to get some more Fish Canyon Tuff.

Links and Resources

Some resources that may be useful for users of the TRaIL facility:

Example data table – Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that shows a typical, publication-ready table of (U-Th)/He data from Stanley et al. (2015).

Example data reporting table for thermal history simulations – Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that provides an example of a thermal model input table for publication, after Flowers et al. (2015).

TRaIL Undergrad Researcher Guide_June2020 – this is a document prepared by Becky that outlines the steps and expectations of undergraduate students interested in doing research in the TRaIL facility. It also includes some resources students will find helpful when learning (U-Th)/He thermochronology.


Flowers, R. M., Farley, K. A., & Ketcham, R. A. (2015). A reporting protocol for thermochronologic modeling illustrated with data from the Grand Canyon. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 432, 425–435.

Stanley, J. R., Flowers, R. M., & Bell, D. R. (2015). Erosion patterns and mantle sources of topographic change across the southern African Plateau derived from the shallow and deep records of kimberlites. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 16(9), 3235–3256.