Cosmogenic nuclides in ice sheets

D. Lal, A. J.T. Jull

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Abstract

We discuss the nature of the twofold record of cosmogenic nuclides in ice sheets, of nuclei produced in the atmopshere, and of nuclei produced in situ due to interactions of cosmic-ray particles with oxygen nuclei in ice. We show that a wealth of geophysical information, in principle, can be derived from a suitable combination of nuclides in ice deposited at different latitudes. Such knowledge includes temporal changes in the cosmic-ray flux, in the geomagnetic field and in climate. The rate of deposition of cosmogenic atmospheric nuclei in ice depends on the global cosmic-ray flux and a host of climatic factors. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-233
Number of pages7
JournalRadiocarbon
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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