Rarotonga Radiocarbon (delta 14C) for 1950 to 1997

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Originator: T. Guilderson
Originator: D. Schrag
Originator: E. Goddard
Originator: M. Kashgarian
Originator: G. Wellington
Originator: B. Linsley
Publication_Date: 200010
Title: Rarotonga Radiocarbon (delta 14C) for 1950 to 1997
Series_Information:
Series_Name: World Data Center for Paleoclimatology Data Contribution Series
Issue_Identification: 2000-062
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Boulder
Publisher: World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder
Description:
Abstract:
Rarotonga coral radiocarbon (14C) timeseries. Coral radiocarbon (Delta-14C) on untreated, low-speed drilled samples. Precision is +/- 4 per mil as documented by an in-house homogenized coral standard, and presented as AGE CORRECTED DELTA-14C [see Stuiver Polach, 1977]. The sample cores were made on a Porites lutea coral located in open marine conditions off Rarotonga. Cores were split and cleaned with distilled water. After identifying the major vertical growth axis, the coral was sequentially sampled at 1 mm increments with a low-speed drill. Splits (~1 mg) were reacted in vacuo in a modified autocarbonate device at 90 deg C and the purified CO2 analyzed on a gas source stable isotope ratio mass spectrometer. Additional splits were analyzed by ICP-AES for Sr, and Ca. The delta-18O and [Sr/Ca] results were individually mapped to the Kaplan OI and IGOSS sea surface temperature time-series for the grid box containing Rarotonga. The resulting age model indicates an average linear extension rate on the order of 16mm/yr with an estimated age-model error of +/-1 month. For the interval 1959-1997, approximately every other sample was analyzed for 14C (~8samples/yr), and for the interval 1950-1959 every sample was analyzed. Splits (~10mg) were placed in individual reaction chambers, evacuated, heated, and then acidified with orthophosphoric acid at 90 deg C. The evolved CO2 was purified, trapped, and converted to graphite in the presence of cobalt catalyst in individual reactors [Vogel et al., 1987]. Graphite targets were measured at the Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory [Davis et al., 1990]. Radiocarbon results are reported as Delta-14C (") as defined by Stuiver and Polach [1977] and include the d13C correction obtained from the stable isotope results and are "age corrected". Analytical precision and accuracy of the radiocarbon measurements is +/- 4" (1s) based on repeated analyses of an in-house homogenized near-modern coral and accepted secondary and tertiary radiocarbon standards. In keeping with the definition of "high-precision radiocarbon" (less than 3 per mil, 1-sigma) data have been rounded to zero significant figures.
Purpose: Paleoclimatic Research
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1950
Ending_Date: 1997
Currentness_Reference: Publication Date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None Planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -159.82
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -159.82
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -21.23
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -21.23
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Coral Records > Radiocarbon
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Coral Records > Sr/Ca
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Coral Records > Delta 18O
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Coral Records > Delta 14C
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Coral Records > Linear extension rate
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Numeric Data Sets > Paleoclimatology
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Theme_Keyword: 004
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Place Thesaurus
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > Cook Islands > Rarotonga > Rarotonga (21S159W0001)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > South Pacific Ocean > Southern Cook Islands > Rarotonga (21S159W0001)
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Temporal Thesaurus
Temporal_Keyword: Holocene, Modern
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Data_Set_Credit:
Guilderson, T.P., D.P. Schrag, E. Goddard, M. Kashgarian, G.M., Wellington, and B.K. Linsley, 2000, Southwest subtropical Pacific surface water radiocarbon in a high-resolution coral record. Radiocarbon, 42 (2), 249-256, 2000.

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Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: coral variable
Entity_Type_Definition: coral variable
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: coral variable
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: del14C
Attribute_Definition: delta 14C (per mil)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Druffel, E. M., 1981, Radiocarbon in annual coral rings from the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 8, p. 59-62.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: unknown
Range_Domain_Maximum: unknown
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: per mil
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.01

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CoRIS_ID: 20020403083456
CoRIS_Children: None
CoRIS_Beginning_Date: 19500101
CoRIS_Ending_Date: 19971231
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