Radiocarbon measurements on submerged forest floating chronologies

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The submerged forests along the west coast of England and Wales provide a unique source of wood for radiocarbon/dendrochronological studies. We report 14C age determinations on sequential growth increments from three ‘floating’ chronologies. A sampling frequency of 10 samples per century was used. Fluctuations in atmospheric 14C levels of 2–3% over several decades can occur, these variations being superimposed on a smoothly changing trend.

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Campbell, J., Baxter, M. Radiocarbon measurements on submerged forest floating chronologies. Nature 278, 409–413 (1979). https://doi.org/10.1038/278409a0

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