Late glacial and holocene 10Be production rates for western Norway

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  • Brent M. Goehring,

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    1. Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, Palisades, NY, USA
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    1. Department of Geosciences, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    • Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, Palisades, NY, USA.
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  • Øystein Strand Lohne,

    1. Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
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  • Jan Mangerud,

    1. Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    2. Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Bergen, Norway
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  • John Inge Svendsen,

    1. Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    2. Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Bergen, Norway
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  • Richard Gyllencreutz,

    1. Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
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  • Joerg Schaefer,

    1. Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, Palisades, NY, USA
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  • Robert Finkel

    1. Earth and Planetary Science Department, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA
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Errata

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  1. Errata: Erratum: Late glacial and holocene 10Be production rates for western Norway Volume 27, Issue 5, 544, Article first published online: 3 July 2012

Abstract

We present a new regional calibration of the 10Be production rate from two well-dated surfaces in southern Norway: a rock avalanche with 14C-dated wood and a precisely dated Younger Dryas moraine. Calculated 10Be production rates are 4.26 ± 0.13 and 4.65 ± 0.14 at g−1 a−1 for the Lal/Stone and Lifton scaling models, respectively. Our regional production rate for southern Norway is 5% lower than the canonical global 10Be production rate with lower uncertainties. Our 10Be production rate agrees with regional 10Be production rates from north-eastern North America and New Zealand. The 10Be production rate estimate presented here can be used to improve the precision and accuracy of exposure-dated ice-marginal features, as well as other surfaces, in northern Europe. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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