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Table 1 Radiocarbon dates of modern water samples, aquatic plants and animals from Northern Germany

From: The freshwater reservoir effect in radiocarbon dating

Radiocarbon dates of modern water samples, aquatic plants and animals from Northern Germany
River, Year AAR Species pmC 14C age Res. age δ13C (‰VPDB)
Alster, 2007 11779 Water DIC 78.30 ±0.30 1967 ±33 2418 ±35 -14.96 ±0.05 (DI)
Alster, 2008 12881 Water DIC 72.18 ±0.43 2619 ±48 3044 ±50 -10.92 ±0.05 (DI)
Alster, 2009 13612 Water DIC 82.75 ±0.36 1521 ±35 1871 ±38 -14.85 ±0.05 (DI)
Alster, 2010 14332 Water DIC 75.49 ±0.24 2259 ±26 2638 ±30 -14.27 ±0.05 (DI)
Trave, 2007 11780 Water DIC 86.45 ±0.57 1170 ±55 1623 ±55 -13.59 ±0.05 (DI)
Trave, 2008 12882 Water DIC 78.04 ±0.42 1992 ±44 2417 ±46 -11.30 ±0.05 (DI)
Trave, 2009 13611 Water DIC 86.38 ±0.35 1176 ±33 1527 ±36 -8.94 ±0.05 (DI)
Trave, 2010 14333 Water DIC 75.52 ±0.25 2255 ±27 2634 ±31 -11.86 ±0.05 (DI)
Alster, 2008 12873 subm. plant 75.36 ±0.38 2273 ±41 2694 ±439 -31.62 ±0.23 (EA)
Alster, 2010 14334 Nuphar leaf 76.83 ±0.24 2117 ±25 2472 ±602 -31.50 ±0.05 (DI)
Alster, 2010 14335 Nuphar petiole 78.51+0.23 1944 ±24 2299 ±602 -31.24 ±0.05 (DI)
Trave, 2008 12870 subm. plant 100.93 ±0.44 -74 ±35 347 ±439 -25.42 ±0.46 (EA)
Trave, 2008 12871 floating plant 89.64 ±0.41 879 ±37 1300 ±439 -28.09 ±0.73 (EA)
Trave, 2008 12872 subm. plant 80.93 ±0.55 1700 ±55 2120 ±440 -17.45 ±1.88 (EA)
Trave, 2010 14336 subm. plant 78.80 ±0.24 1914 ±24 2269 ±602 -34.22 ±0.05 (DI)
Trave, 2010 14337 subm./float. 85.45 ±0.24 1263 ±23 1618 ±601 -26.95 ±0.05 (DI)
Trave, 2010 14338 Nuphar leaf 96.48 ±0.24 288 ±20 643 ±601 -27.52 ±0.05 (DI)
Trave, 2010 14339 Nuphar petiole 97.04 ±0.30 241 ±25 596 ±602 -26.67 ±0.10 (EA)
Alster, 2007 11460 Mussel shell 85.98 ±0.37 1214 ±34 1654 ±381 -13.22 ±0.05 (DI)
Alster, 2007 11461 Snail shell 94.75 ±0.37 433 ±32 870 ±381 -15.36 ±0.05 (DI)
Alster, 2007 11462 Roach BC 97.27 ±0.35 223 ±29 661 ±381 -25.46 ±0.05 (DI)
Trave, 2007 11394 Roach BC 96.51 ±0.38 285 ±32 727 ±381 -25.91 ±0.05 (DI)
Trave, 2007 11396 Roach BC 97.01 ±0.34 244 ±28 685 ±380 -24.24 ±0.05 (DI)
Trave, 2008 12874 Mallard feather 104.77 ±0.41 -374 ±32 47 ±438 -23.99 ±0.11 (EA)
Trave, 2008 12875 Spined loach 81.29 ±0.39 1664 ±39 2085 ±439 -27.24 ±0.09 (EA)
Trave, 2008 12876 Crayfish 84.37 ±0.42 1365 ±40 1787 ±439 -27.89 ±0.46 (EA)
Trave, 2008 12878 Roach, flesh 99.17 ±0.40 67 ±32 488 ±438 -22.30 ±0.10 (EA)
Atmospheric 14 C-levels, used for estimating reservoir ages
Timespan pmC Timespan pmC
August 2007 105.80 ±0.21 growing season up to August 2007 105.64 ±4.99
September 2008 105.44 ±0.21 growing season up to September 2008 105.39 ±5.73
February 2009 104.47 ±0.21 growing season before February 2009 105.39 ±5.73
July 2010 104.83 ±0.21 growing season up to July 2010 104.52 ±7.82
  1. Radiocarbon ages, estimated reservoir ages and δ13C values of modern samples from Northern German rivers. Atmospheric 14C levels, which were used for calculating reservoir ages, are shown as well (from [48] and pers. comm. I. Levin 2012). DIC: dissolved inorganic carbon. subm.: submerged. BC: bone collagen. DI: analyses on a CO2 aliquot from the radiocarbon preparation, performed using a Dual Inlet IsoPrime stable isotope mass spectrometer. EA: analyses on pre-treated samples, performed by combustion in a EuroVector elemental analyser coupled to the mass spectrometer.