Atmospheric 14C as a Proxy of Solar and Climatic Change

  • Minze Stuiver
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 25)


The complexity of the atmospheric Δ14C record, as well as its relevance to the Sun’s heliomagnetic modulation of the cosmic ray flux, is discussed. An overriding role of the Sun is unlikely as oceanic thermohaline circulation variability plays an important part as well. Further augmentation of our knowledge of century type solar variability (which is now limited to the past 11,400 yr due to sample availability) will have to come from 10Be concentration measurements in ice cores.


Sunspot Number Maunder Minimum Deep Water Formation 10Be Concentration Century Type 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Minze Stuiver
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  1. 1.Quaternary Research Center and Department of GeologyUniversity of Washington AK-60SeattleUSA

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