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Changes in North Atlantic radiocarbon reservoir ages during the Allerød and Younger Dryas.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16763147     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Estimates of the radiocarbon age of seawater are required in correlations between marine and terrestrial records of the late Quaternary climate. We radiocarbon-dated marine shells and terrestrial plant remains deposited in two bays on Norway's west coast between 11,000 and 14,000 years ago, a time of large and abrupt climatic changes that included the Younger Dryas (YD) cold episode. The radiocarbon age difference between the shells and the plants showed that sea surface reservoir ages increased from 400 to 600 years in the early YD, stabilized for 900 years, and dropped by 300 years within a century across the YD-Holocene transition.
Stein Bondevik; Jan Mangerud; Hilary H Birks; Steinar Gulliksen; Paula Reimer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  312     ISSN:  1095-9203     ISO Abbreviation:  Science     Publication Date:  2006 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-09     Completed Date:  2006-06-28     Revised Date:  2007-03-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1514-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Geology, University of Tromsø, N-9037 Tromsø, Norway.
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MeSH Terms
Atlantic Ocean
Carbon Radioisotopes
Geologic Sediments*
Marine Biology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Carbon Radioisotopes

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