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In particular, there is now an overriding imperative to increase the levels of precision by which events during this period can be dated and correlated.
It is estimated that nearly 90% of all measurements made at the more than 50 active accelerator mass spectrometry laboratories are radiocarbon dates.
This dramatic increase in the number of radiocarbon dates is driving the demand for a radiocarbon calibration program that spans the entire radiocarbon timescale from the present to 55,000 years BP.
Our online radiocarbon calibration curve presented in this WEB site is a stand alone alternative to existing radiocarbon calibration curves that infer calendar ages based on interpolations and correlations of local climate proxies in deep-sea cores to the chronology of ice core proxies or assumptions about sedimentation rates.
Our calibration has the advantage that each data point in the calibration has a measured calendar age (U) and radiocarbon age with know errors that are independent from each other.
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In a series of published papers and manuscripts soon to be published, we present our analytical techniques in detail (Mortlock et al., 2005; Chiu et al., 2005a) and the geochemical (Cao et al., 2005) and geophysical (Chiu et al., 2005b, 2005c) explanations for the departure of radiocarbon dates from the true calendar ages and compare our results to other radiocarbon calibration data.