A high-resolution dynamical model was used to give the first simulation of the distribution of natural and anthropogenic radiocarbon (14
C) across the whole Mediterranean Sea. The model correctly simulates the main features of 14
C distribution during and after the bomb perturbation. The results demonstrate the major influence of the flux of Atlantic water through the Strait of Gibraltar, and a significant increase in 14
C in the Aegean deep water during the Eastern Mediterranean Transient event.