Age and Origin of sediment components

Using various radiometric methods (e.g., 14C, 210Pb, U/Th), we determine the age of sediments and their components. Particularly, we use compound-specific 14C dating of organic biomarkers to study sedimentation processes like redistribution and transport from land to ocean. Combined with organic biomarker analyses, these data are used to determine the origin and provenance of sediments.