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Historic Measurements of Radiocarbon in New Zealand Soils

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 July 2016

K. R. Lassey
Affiliation:
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, P.O. Box 14-901, Wellington, New Zealand
K. R. Tate
Affiliation:
Landcare Research New Zealand, Private Bag 11-052, Palmerston North, New Zealand
R. J. Sparks
Affiliation:
Landcare Research New Zealand, Private Bag 3127, Hamilton, New Zealand
J. J. Claydon
Affiliation:
Landcare Research New Zealand, Private Bag 3127, Hamilton, New Zealand
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Abstract

Extensive measurements of radiocarbon have been used in New Zealand since the mid-1960s to follow carbon (C) movement and turnover in soils. We present here unpublished radiocarbon (14C) measurements on a range of eight New Zealand soils with details of the sites, ecosystems, climates, soil descriptions and associated analytical data. An overview is also given of published 14C measurements on soils, and the use of these measurements to model soil C turnover.

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14C and Soil Dynamics: Special Section
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Copyright © The American Journal of Science 

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