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In order to reconstruct a more precise and longer varve chronology for the laminated sediments from Lake Suigetsu, we have reassessed the varve chronology in the whole section during the deglaciation as well as the Glacial up to a depth of 30.45 m.

The uncertainty in the varve chronology comes from two sources: core sampling and varve counting. Since the varve ages from below 18 m (corresponding to ca.

At the bottom of Lake Suigetsu, thin layers of microscopic algae have been piling up for many years.

The alternating layers of dark and light count the years like tree rings.

At the extremes there is a range from 10,447 to 11,700 year B. And evidence that properly conducted C14 radiometric dating can approach reasonable accuracy, possibly within better than 10 percent.

Figure 2 shows an atmospheric 14C calibration for the complete 14C dating range (less than 45 ka). Atmospheric radiocarbon calibration for almost the complete 14C dating range (less than 45 ka cal BP) reconstructed from annually laiminated sediments from Lake Suigetsu (Japan).

Using this match, we defined the absolute time scale for the Lake Suigetsu varves chronology.

The 29,100 yr Lake Suigetsu chronology then covers the absolute age range from 8830 to 37,930 cal BP. Matching of the 29,100-yr long floating varve chronology from Lake Suigetsu to the absolute chronology.

"In order to build up a calendar time scale (i.e., varve chronology) for the Suigetsu (SG) core, a total of 85 subsamples were taken in a section of SG extending from 10.43 to 30.34 m below the top sediment, each ca.

25 cm in length, including a 1.5 cm overlap with neighbouring subsamples.One of the products of the continuing cycles of the seasons can be found on the bottoms of some lakes.