• National Ocean Sciences Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Facility (NOSAMS)
  • National Ocean Sciences Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Facility (NOSAMS)
  • National Ocean Sciences Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Facility (NOSAMS)
  • National Ocean Sciences Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Facility (NOSAMS)

Welcome

The National Ocean Sciences Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (NOSAMS) facility provides a growing range of radiocarbon dating services and scientific support to clients. Founded at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in 1989, we provide thousands of quality radiocarbon results per year for investigators using 14C in their research. MORE...

 

What is Carbon Dating?

Carbon is the building block of all organic molecules and is present in many other forms in the environment. Radioactive decay of naturally occurring and human generated 14C allows us to determine age by measuring the amount of radiocarbon left in a sample compared to how much was present initially.   MORE...

Education & Training

Education

NOSAMS serves the scientific community by providing education and advice on the use of radiocarbon AMS as a multipurpose tool for research.   MORE...

Funding

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NOSAMS operates at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
with National Science Foundation sponsorship.