I downloaded the IntCal13, IntCal09, and IntCal04 datasets (parent site), and when I plotted the last 24k years was surprised to see a plateau or even reversal appear every ~5300 years. Apparently we are near the end of one of these periods now:
- Is there any term for these periods during which the trend flattens or even reverses?
- I may be missing something basic about what the delta-14C values represent, basically I thought it was the same equation used here. Is that correct?
I came back to this as a reference and found that unfortunately radiocarbon.org seems to be down. There is a new site here, but the data is all still hosted at the radiocarbon.org domain...