Radiocarbon ages of pre-bomb clams and the hard-water effect in Lakes Michigan and Huron

Journal of Paleolimnology
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Abstract

Five radiocarbon ages, all determined by accelerator mass spectrometry, have been obtained for two pre-bomb bivalves from Lake Michigan and one from Lake Huron. After correcting those ages for the fractionation of14C in calcite and for the radioactively inert CO2 in the atmosphere, we find residual ages, caused by the hard water effect, of about 250 years for Lake Michigan and 440 years for Lake Huron.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Radiocarbon ages of pre-bomb clams and the hard-water effect in Lakes Michigan and Huron
Series title Journal of Paleolimnology
DOI 10.1007/BF00682596
Volume 14
Year Published 1995
Language English
Publisher Springer
Contributing office(s) Coastal and Marine Geology Program, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description 3 p.
First page 89
Last page 91
Country United States
Other Geospatial Lake Huron, Lake Michigan
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