North Atlantic marine 14C reservoir effects: implications for late-Holocene chronological studies

Ascough, P.L. , Cook, G.T. and Dugmore, A.J. (2009) North Atlantic marine 14C reservoir effects: implications for late-Holocene chronological studies. Quaternary Geochronology, 4(3), pp. 171-180. (doi: 10.1016/j.quageo.2008.12.002)

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We investigated surface ocean–atmosphere 14C offsets for the later Holocene at eight locations in the eastern North Atlantic. This resulted in 11 new ΔR assessments for the west coast of Ireland, the Outer Hebrides, the north coast of the Scottish mainland, the Orkney Isles and the Shetland Isles over the period 1300–500 BP. Assessments were made using a robust Multiple Paired Sample (MPS) approach, which is designed to maximize the accuracy of ΔR determinations. Assessments are placed in context with other available data to enable reconstruction of a realistic picture of surface ocean 14C activity over the Holocene period within the North Atlantic region.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Radiocarbon, marine reservoir, North Atlantic, holocene.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ascough, Dr Philippa and Cook, Professor Gordon
Authors: Ascough, P.L., Cook, G.T., and Dugmore, A.J.
Subjects:G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GC Oceanography
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre
Journal Name:Quaternary Geochronology
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2009 Elsevier
First Published:First published in Quaternary Geochronology 4(3):171-180
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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