Statistics of the AD Record of Climatic and Carbon Isotopic Change
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CitationStuiver, M. (1983). Statistics of the AD record of climatic and carbon isotopic change. Radiocarbon, 25(2), 219-228.
PublisherAmerican Journal of Science
DescriptionFrom the 11th International Radiocarbon Conference held in Seattle, Washington, June 20-26, 1982.
AbstractThe AD time series of Delta-14C, delta-13C, and cosmic ray fluxes, Q, were analyzed for similarities. Two cases of significant correlation between Q and tree-ring delta-13C were encountered, for which up to 25% of the variance can be attributed to changes in the tree's isotope fractionation that related to solar induced climatic changes. However, it is possible that the demonstrated correlation is fortuitous because actual climate proxy records generally do not correlate significantly with the Q record.