These fluctuations are caused by natural and anthropogenic effects.
Natural controls on the amount of atmospheric radiocarbon include changes in Earth’s geomagnetic field, variations in the Sun’s heliomagnetic field, and changes in the carbon cycle.
The discovery of radiocarbon dating, while over 50 years old, still provides new opportunities to scientists on a regular basis.
The colleague who nominated him noted: “Seldom has a single discovery in chemistry had such an impact on the thinking of so many fields of human endeavour.Carbon dating is also used to search for evidence of cosmic ray activity, which may provide a sense of past astronomical events and potentially reveal a pattern.C14 is widely used as a biomedical tracer to help trace the path/rate of absorption of various chemicals throughout the body.This dating can be used on once-living items and can provide information on related spaces.For example, an age can be estimated for a strata of rock based on the age of the skeletons it holds. Libby, a professor at the University of Chicago, in 1949.