Review of Tropospheric Bomb 14C Data for Carbon Cycle Modeling and Age Calibration Purposes
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CitationHua, Q., & Barbetti, M. (2004). Review of tropospheric bomb 14C data for carbon cycle modeling and age calibration purposes. Radiocarbon, 46(3), 1273-1298.
DescriptionIntCal04: Calibration Issue, 2004.
AbstractComprehensive published radiocarbon data from selected atmospheric records, tree rings, and recent organic matter were analyzed and grouped into 4 different zones (three for the Northern Hemisphere and one for the whole Southern Hemisphere). These 14C data for the summer season of each hemisphere were employed to construct zonal, hemispheric, and global data sets for use in regional and global carbon model calculations including calibrating and comparing carbon cycle models. In addition, extended monthly atmospheric 14C data sets for 4 different zones were compiled for age calibration purposes. This is the first time these data sets were constructed to facilitate the dating of recent organic material using the bomb 14C curves. The distribution of bomb 14C reflects the major zones of atmospheric circulation.