Handbook of Environmental Isotope Geochemistry

Vol I

  • Mark Baskaran

Part of the Advances in Isotope Geochemistry book series (ADISOTOPE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introductory Chapters

  3. Isotopes as Tracers of Continental and Aquatic Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. James M. Kaste, Mark Baskaran
      Pages 61-85
    3. Laura C. Nielsen, Jennifer L. Druhan, Wenbo Yang, Shaun T. Brown, Donald J. DePaolo
      Pages 105-124
    4. M. Rehkämper, F. Wombacher, T. J. Horner, Z. Xue
      Pages 125-154
    5. Guebuem Kim, Tae-Hoon Kim, Thomas M. Church
      Pages 271-284
    6. J. T. Kulongoski, D. R. Hilton
      Pages 285-304
    7. L. Zhang, J. Zhang, P. W. Swarzenski, Z. Liu
      Pages 331-343

About this book


Applications of radioactive and stable isotopes have revolutionized our understanding of the Earth and near-earth surface processes. The utility of the isotopes are ever-increasing and our sole focus is to bring out the applications of these isotopes as tracers and chronometers to a wider audience so that they can be used as powerful tools to solve environmental problems. New developments in this field remain mostly in peer-reviewed journal articles and hence our goal is to synthesize these findings for easy reference for students, faculty, regulators in governmental and non-governmental agencies, and environmental companies. While this volume maintains its rigor in terms of its depth of knowledge and quantitative information, it contains the breadth needed for wide variety problems and applications in the environmental sciences. This volume presents all of the newer and older applications of isotopes pertaining to the environmental problems in one place that is readily accessible to readers. This book not only has the depth and rigor that is needed for academia, but it has the breadth and case studies to illustrate the utility of the isotopes in a wide variety of environments (atmosphere, oceans, lakes, rivers and streams, terrestrial environments, and sub-surface environments) and serves a large audience, from students and researchers, regulators in federal, state and local governments, and environmental companies. 


Exposure Ages Geochemical process studies using Isotopes Isotope Dating Isotope Forensics Source tracking using Isotopes

Editors and affiliations

  • Mark Baskaran
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. GeologyWayne State UniversityDetroitUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-10637-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-10636-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-10637-8
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