Influence of the Bomb-Produced 14C on the Radiocarbon Concentration in the Youngest Sediments of Lake Gościąż, Central Poland
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CitationPawlyta, J., Pazdur, A., Goslar, T., & Hałas, S. (2001). Influence of the bomb-produced 14C on the radiocarbon concentration in the youngest sediments of Lake Gościąż, Central Poland. Radiocarbon, 43(2B), 831-841.
DescriptionFrom the 17th International Radiocarbon Conference held in Jerusalem, Israel, June 18-23, 2000.
AbstractThis work is a study of changes of the radiocarbon concentration in the youngest part of Lake Gościąż sediments in the calendar time scale during the last 150 years. This period includes the time of the nuclear weapons tests performed in the upper atmosphere in the 1950s, and the 1960s, which caused large release of 14C and 137Cs into the environment. On the basis of this study, the isotope dilution factor for 14C and the exchange time of carbon between the atmosphere and Lake Gościąż was estimated. The chronology of the upper part of the sediments was constructed using many interdisciplinary investigations. Among them, measurements of 137Cs in the sediment were used. An unexpected discrepancy between the previously constructed time scale and that suggested by 137Cs is observed in one of the cases.