A database of NERC radiocarbon measurements determined by accelerator mass spectrometry

Garnett, M. H. , Bryant, C. L., Freeman, S. P.H.T. , Gulliver, P. and Ascough, P. L. (2023) A database of NERC radiocarbon measurements determined by accelerator mass spectrometry. Radiocarbon, (doi: 10.1017/RDC.2023.18) (Early Online Publication)

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Radiocarbon (14C) measurements undertaken by the NERC Radiocarbon Laboratory using accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) are now freely available on a new online database. The data presented covers measurement of the wide range of sample types that are processed for research projects in the fields of Earth and environmental science, supported by the United Kingdom’s Natural Environment Research Council. Sample types within the database include organic remains, soils, sediments, carbonates, dissolved organic and inorganic carbon, and carbon dioxide. Currently, the database contains 14C data for over 2400 individual samples that were measured and reported between 2005 and 2013, but it is envisaged that this will expand considerably as more data are made available. Contextual information such as sampling location and associated publications are provided where available, and searches can be performed on sample location, sample type, project number, and publication code. This new database compliments an existing, publicly available database of measurements performed using radiometric methods by the laboratory which has recently been expanded to present over 2000 measurements. It is hoped that this archive will prove useful to workers in the community who would benefit from greater availability of measurements for particular locations or sample types, and for the purposes of performing meta-analyses, and/or synthesis of larger datasets.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Early Online Publication
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Garnett, Dr Mark and Ascough, Dr Philippa and Freeman, Professor Stewart and Bryant, Dr Charlotte and Gulliver, Dr Pauline
Authors: Garnett, M. H., Bryant, C. L., Freeman, S. P.H.T., Gulliver, P., and Ascough, P. L.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre
Journal Name:Radiocarbon
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISSN (Online):1945-5755
Published Online:21 March 2023
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2023 The Authors
First Published:First published in Radiocarbon 2023
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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