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CitationMcCormac, F. G., Baillie, M. G. L., Pilcher, J. R., Brown, D. M., & Hoper, S. T. (1994). δ 13C measurements from the Irish oak chronology. Radiocarbon, 36(1), 27-35.
AbstractMeasurements of the stable isotope ratio 13C/12C, relative to PDB, were made for fractionation correction purposes on all oak samples used in the Irish oak 14C calibration curve. Stable isotope data have not been published previously. We have collated the stable isotope data from the calibration work, carried out some further measurements to investigate anomalies in the original results, and generated tables of data that include site and tree information pertaining to both stable isotopes and source material for 14C calibration measurements. The data suggest that land-grown trees tend to be isotopically lighter than bog-grown wood, and that the Irish trees used in the calibration exercise tend to. be isotopically heavier than those from Scotland and England. Preliminary analysis of the data is given.