contemporary carbon

contemporary carbon

[kən′tem·pə‚rer·ē ′kär·bən]
(chemistry)
The isotopic carbon content of living matter, based on the assumption of a natural proportion of carbon-14.
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The exhibition will feature penny farthings and boneshakers from the 19th Century alongside bikes from every decade throughout the 20th century and contemporary carbon fibre racing bikes used in the Tour.
The results suggest that failing to account for the impact of soil erosion and deposition may potentially contribute to an overestimation of both the total historical carbon released from soils owing to land use change and the contemporary carbon sequestration rates at the eroding sites.
Unlike coal--which is extracted from underneath the Earth's surface and thus releases additional levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere when burned--biomass is part of the Earth's contemporary carbon cycle.
14] speciation where contamination of both fossil and contemporary carbon must each be kept below the microgram level.
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