Emily channelFrom El Monte
The abundance of 14C in an organic molecule thus provides information about the source of its carbon. Radiocarbon dating works by comparing the three different isotopes of carbon. This system is in equilibrium. Over the years, carbon 14 dating has also found applications in geology, hydrology, geophysics, atmospheric science, oceanography, paleoclimatology and even biomedicine. The impact of the radiocarbon dating technique on modern man has made it one of the most significant discoveries of the 20th century.