Application of 14C Data for the Estimation of Sphagnum Peat Increment in Estonian Ombrotrophic Mires
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CitationPunning, J.-M., & Koff, T. (1998). Application of 14C data for the estimation of sphagnum peat increment in Estonian ombrotrophic mires. Radiocarbon, 40(2), 833-839.
DescriptionFrom the 16th International Radiocarbon Conference held in Gronigen, Netherlands, June 16-20, 1997.
AbstractWe calculated apparent increment values based on the radiocarbon dates of 21 Estonian ombrotrophic mires (raised bogs). For short periods, the values vary significantly, but the integrated increment for the total complex of ombrotrophic peat shows a strong increasing tendency with decreasing peat age. This is probably due to the decay of accumulated organic matter. Our hypotheses concern the mechanisms of decay and methods for increasing the reliability of the interpolation and extrapolation of 14C data.