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Volume 12, issue 1
Clim. Past, 12, 15–30, 2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Clim. Past, 12, 15–30, 2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 15 Jan 2016

Research article | 15 Jan 2016

Synchronizing the Greenland ice core and radiocarbon timescales over the Holocene – Bayesian wiggle-matching of cosmogenic radionuclide records

F. Adolphi and R. Muscheler

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Andersen, K. K., Svensson, A., Johnsen, S. J., Rasmussen, S. O., Bigler, M., Röthlisberger, R., Ruth, U., Siggaard-Andersen, M.-L., Peder Steffensen, J., and Dahl-Jensen, D.: The Greenland Ice Core Chronology 2005, 15–42ka. Part 1: constructing the time scale, Quaternary Sci. Rev., 25, 3246–3257,, 2006.
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Here we employ common variations in tree-ring 14C and Greenland ice core 10Be records to...