Becker-Heidmann, P., Scharpenseel, H.-W., Wiechmann, H. (1996): Hamburg radiocarbon thin layer soils database. – In: Harkness, D. D., Becker-Heidmann, P. (Hg.): 14C and soil dynamics: Special section, S. 295–345. Dept. of Geosciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.
In 1981 we started sampling and dating entire soil profiles as thin layers. Trying to cover the important soil classes, we have now completed 14C and δ13C measurements on 26 profiles and set up a database in dBASE IV. Here, we present these data together with available additional information according to the specifications of the planned International Radiocarbon Soils Data Base (IRSDB) (Becker-Heidmann 1996). Our intention is to provide the modeling community with test and reference soil data.