The Worldwide Marine Radiocarbon Reservoir Effect: Definitions, Mechanisms, and Prospects

  title={The Worldwide Marine Radiocarbon Reservoir Effect: Definitions, Mechanisms, and Prospects},
  author={Eduardo Q. Alves and Kita Chaves Damasio Macario and Philippa Ascough and Christopher Bronk Ramsey},
  journal={Reviews of Geophysics},
  pages={278 - 305}
When a carbon reservoir has a lower radiocarbon content than the atmosphere, this is referred to as a reservoir effect. This is expressed as an offset between the radiocarbon ages of samples from the two reservoirs at a single point in time. The marine reservoir effect (MRE) has been a major concern in the radiocarbon community, as it introduces an additional source of error that is often difficult to accurately quantify. For this reason, researchers are often reluctant to date marine material… 
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