• Characterizing the Error in the Estimated Age-Depth Relationship

      Solow, Andrew R. (Department of Geosciences, The University of Arizona, 2003-01-01)
      It is common practice to estimate the age of undated material extracted from a sediment core from radiocarbon or other radiometric dates of samples taken above and below the extracted material. This paper presents a simple expression for the variance of this estimated age. This variance accounts for both 14C dating error and error due to bioturbation.