Marine Reservoir Corrections for the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia
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CitationSouthon, J., Kashgarian, M., Fontugne, M., Metivier, B., & Yim, W. W-S. (2002). Marine reservoir corrections for the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia. Radiocarbon, 44(1), 167-180.
AbstractWe have measured radiocarbon in prebomb known-age shells and coral from the Indian Ocean and southeast Asia to determine marine reservoir age corrections. Western Indian Ocean results show a strong 14C depletion due to upwelling in the Arabian Sea, and indicate that this signal is advected over a wide area to the east and south. In contrast, the surface waters of the South China Sea contain relatively high levels of 14C, due in part to the input of well-equilibrated water masses from the western Pacific. The easternmost regions of the Indian Ocean are also strongly influenced by the flowthrough of Pacific waters north of Australia.