Radiocarbon ages of Mediterranean Sea sediment cores


Radiocarbon dating was undertaken at the UMS-ARTEMIS Facility (CNRS-CEA Saclay, France) using a Pelletron 3MV AMS on 8 mg of well-preserved calcareous test samples of planktonic foraminifera (monospecific samples of Globigerinoides ruber, Globigerina bulloides and Globigerina inflata and a mix of planktonic foraminifera for one sample) in the size fraction >150 µm (Table 1). The age models for the cores were derived from the calibrated planktonic ages by applying a variable sea-surface reservoir ¹⁴C correction (Siani et al., 2000, 2001) and using INTCAL20 (Reimer et al., 2020) calibration curve in the Oxcal 4.4 software (Bronk Ramsey, 2009).

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Creator Colin, Christophe; Duhamel, Maxence
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2021
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 78 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (8.912W, 38.311S, 17.430E, 38.990N); Mediterranean Sea
Temporal Coverage Begin 1982-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 1990-01-01T00:00:00Z