Articles | Volume 17, issue 2
Research article
20 Feb 2023
Research article |  | 20 Feb 2023

Using ice core measurements from Taylor Glacier, Antarctica, to calibrate in situ cosmogenic 14C production rates by muons

Michael N. Dyonisius, Vasilii V. Petrenko, Andrew M. Smith, Benjamin Hmiel, Peter D. Neff, Bin Yang, Quan Hua, Jochen Schmitt, Sarah A. Shackleton, Christo Buizert, Philip F. Place, James A. Menking, Ross Beaudette, Christina Harth, Michael Kalk, Heidi A. Roop, Bernhard Bereiter, Casey Armanetti, Isaac Vimont, Sylvia Englund Michel, Edward J. Brook, Jeffrey P. Severinghaus, Ray F. Weiss, and Joseph R. McConnell


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on Dyonisius et al, in situ 14C', Anonymous Referee #1, 25 Feb 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2021-375', Greg Balco, 05 Apr 2022
  • EC1: 'Comment on tc-2021-375', Benjamin Smith, 06 Apr 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (21 Jun 2022) by Benjamin Smith
AR by Michael Dyonisius on behalf of the Authors (22 Jun 2022)  Author's response   Manuscript 
EF by Una Miškovic (28 Jun 2022)  Author's tracked changes 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (18 Jul 2022) by Benjamin Smith
RR by Greg Balco (30 Sep 2022)
RR by Nathaniel A. Lifton (18 Oct 2022)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (19 Oct 2022) by Benjamin Smith
AR by Michael Dyonisius on behalf of the Authors (29 Nov 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (03 Dec 2022) by Benjamin Smith
AR by Michael Dyonisius on behalf of the Authors (20 Dec 2022)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Cosmic rays that enter the atmosphere produce secondary particles which react with surface minerals to produce radioactive nuclides. These nuclides are often used to constrain Earth's surface processes. However, the production rates from muons are not well constrained. We measured 14C in ice with a well-known exposure history to constrain the production rates from muons. 14C production in ice is analogous to quartz, but we obtain different production rates compared to commonly used estimates.