New ΔR for the southwest Pacific Ocean
Petchey, F., Phelan, M. & White, P. J. (2004). New ΔR for the southwest Pacific Ocean. Radiocarbon, 46(2), 1005-1014.
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ΔR results of known-age shells from the Solomon and Coral Seas and the northwest coast of New Ireland are presented. The results are too few to be conclusive but indicate that ΔR in this region is variable. An average ΔR value of 370 ± 25 yr is recorded for a range of shell species from Kavieng Harbor, New Ireland, and is primarily attributed to weak equatorial upwelling of depleted 14C due to seasonal current reversals. In contrast, values from the Solomon and Coral Seas are lower (average ΔR = 45 ± 19 yr). Higher ΔR values for some shellfish from these 2 seas is attributed to ingestion of 14Cdepleted sediment by deposit-feeding species.
University of Arizona, Department of Geosciences
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