The Terrestrial Environment, B - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444422255, 9781483289830

The Terrestrial Environment, B, Volume B

1st Edition

Editors: P. Fritz
eBook ISBN: 9781483289830
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 1st September 1986
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Table of Contents

  1. Mathematical Models for the Interpretation of Environmental Radioisotopes in Groundwater Systems (A. Zuber). 2. Isotopes in Cloud Physics: Multiphase and Multistage Condensation Processes (J. Jouzel). 3. Environmental Isotopes in Lake Studies (R. Gonfiantini). 4. Environmental Isotope and Anthropogenic Tracers of Recent Lake Sedimentation (W.R. Schell, R.S. Barnes). 5. Stable Isotope Geochemistry of Travertines (B. Turi). 6. Isotope Geochemistry of Carbonates in the Weathering Zone (W. Salomons, W.G. Mook). 7. Geochronology and Isotopic Geochemistry of Speleothems (H.P. Schwarcz). 8. Oxygen and Hydrogen Isotope Geochemistry of Deep Basin Brines (Y.K. Kharaka, W.W. Carothers). 9. Isotope Effects of Nitrogen in the Soil and Biosphere (H. Hübner). 10. Chlorine-36 in the Terrestrial Environment (H.W. Bentley, F.M. Phillips, S.N. Davis). 11. Radioactive Noble Gases in the Terrestrial Environment (T. Florkowski, K. Rózanski). 12. Isotopes and Food (C. Hillaire-Marcel). Subject Index. Index of Geographical Names.


Handbook of Environmental Isotope Geochemistry, Volume 2: The Terrestrial Environment, B focuses on the processes, methodologies, principles, and approaches involved in isotope geochemistry.

The selection first elaborates on mathematical models for the interpretation of environmental radioisotopes in groundwater systems; isotopes in cloud physics; and environmental isotopes in lake studies. Discussions focus on water balance studies of lakes, isotopic fractionations during evaporation of water, study of hailstone growth mechanisms by means of isotopic analyses, isotopic effects during growth of individual elements, and models and their hydrological significance.

The text then takes a look at environmental isotope and anthropogenic tracers of lake sedimentation; stable isotope geochemistry of travertines; and isotope geochemistry of carbonates in the weathering zone. Topics include isotopic composition of carbonates in the weathering zone; reprecipitation processes in the weathering zone; isotopic composition of carbon and oxygen sources in the weathering zone; and geochemical conditions controlling travertine deposition. The manuscript also reviews radioactive noble gases in the terrestrial environment, isotope effects of nitrogen in the soil and biosphere, and oxygen and hydrogen isotope geochemistry of deep basin brines.

The selection is a vital source of data for researchers interested in isotope geochemistry.


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@qu:The quality of papers although uneven, as in most collective papers volumes, is generally high. This volume, particularly together with the first one, are most useful volumes for isotope geochemists and graduate students in the field. These volumes are indispensable to geochemists interested in the hydrological system. @source:Chemical Geology: Isotope Geoscience Section

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