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TitleVulcanism and Radiocarbon Dates
Author(s)Libby, L. M.; Libby, W. F.
Publication DateOctober 1972
Report NumberConf-721019--(P1)
Unique IdentifierACC0337
Other NumbersOSTI ID: 4246295
Research OrgUniversity of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Contract NoNSF Grant No. GA-24781
Sponsoring OrgNational Science Foundation (United States)
Other InformationIn the Proceedings of the Eighth International Radiocarbon Dating Conference. Wellington, New Zealand, 18-25 Oct 1972, Vol. 1; Publisher: Royal Society of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand
SubjectN44400 -- Environmental & Earth Sciences -- Radiometric Techniques; Isotope Dating -- Errors; Carbon 14; Carbon Dioxide; Combustion; Earth Atmosphere; Fossil Fuels; Gaseous Wastes; Volcanoes
Related Web PagesWillard Libby, Radiocarbon, and Carbon Dating
AbstractWe consider whether the long term perturbation of radiocarbon dates, which is known to be approximately a sin function of period about 8000 years and amplitude of about 8% peak-to-peak, could have been caused in any major part by vulcanism. We conclude that this is not the case. On the contrary, present day volcanoes are a far less important source of inert CO{sub 2} (about 100 fold less) than is man's burning of fossil fuels which has caused the Suess dilution of about 2%. (auth)
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