Published Online: 15 SEP 2009
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Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science
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Buchholz, B. A. 2009. Bomb-Pulse Dating. Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science. .
- Published Online: 15 SEP 2009
Atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons during the 1950s and early 1960s doubled the concentration of carbon-14 atmosphere and created a pulse that labeled everything alive in the past 50 years as carbon moved up the food chain. The variation in carbon-14 concentration in time is well documented and can be used to chronologically date all biological materials since the mid-1950s.
- isotope forensics