skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Vulcanism and radiocarbon dates

Abstract

We 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)

Authors:
; ;
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
National Science Foundation (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
4246295
Report Number(s):
Conf-721019-(P1)
NSF Grant No. GA-24781; NSA-31-008683
NSA Number:
NSA-31-008683
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: International radiocarbon dating conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 18 Oct 1972; Other Information: See CONF-721019--(P1). Orig. Receipt Date: 30-JUN-75; Related Information: In: Proceedings of the eighth international radiocarbon dating conference. Vol. 1, organized by the Royal Society of New Zealand; Rafter, T.A.; Grant-Taylor, T. (comps.)
Country of Publication:
New Zealand
Language:
English
Subject:
N44400* -Environmental & Earth Sciences-Radiometric Techniques; *ISOTOPE DATING- ERRORS; CARBON 14; CARBON DIOXIDE; COMBUSTION; EARTH ATMOSPHERE; FOSSIL FUELS; GASEOUS WASTES; VOLCANOES

Citation Formats

Libby, L M, Libby, W F, and. Vulcanism and radiocarbon dates. New Zealand: N. p., 1972. Web.
Libby, L M, Libby, W F, &. Vulcanism and radiocarbon dates. New Zealand.
Libby, L M, Libby, W F, and. Sat . "Vulcanism and radiocarbon dates". New Zealand. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4246295.
@article{osti_4246295,
title = {Vulcanism and radiocarbon dates},
author = {Libby, L M and Libby, W F and },
abstractNote = {We 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)},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {New Zealand},
year = {Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1972},
month = {Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1972}
}

Conference:
Other availability
Please see Document Availability for additional information on obtaining the full-text document. Library patrons may search WorldCat to identify libraries that hold this conference proceeding.

Save / Share: