Natural atmospheric 14C variation and the Suess effect

@article{Tans1979NaturalA1,
  title={Natural atmospheric 14C variation and the Suess effect},
  author={Pieter P. Tans and A. F. M. de Jong and Willem G. Mook},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1979},
  volume={280},
  pages={826-828}
}
THE dilution of the atmospheric 14CO2 concentration by large amounts of fossil-fuel derived CO2 which do not contain any 14C is commonly called the Suess effect. Its magnitude can be calculated with the same geochemical models as the global carbon cycle that also predict the future rise of atmospheric CO2 to be caused by the combustion of fossil fuels. Validation of a CO2 predictive model with the Suess effect 14C data is important because these two phenomena have a common cause, and therefore… 
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