Isotopes in the Water Cycle

Past, Present and Future of a Developing Science

  • Pradeep K. Aggarwal
  • Joel R. Gat
  • Klaus F.O. Froehlich

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. P.K. Aggarwal, K. Froehlich, R. Gonfiantini, J. R. Gat
      Pages 3-8
  3. Isotopic and Nuclear Methodologies

  4. Hydrologic Process and Systems

    1. K.F.O. Froehlich, R. Gonfiantini, K. Rozanski
      Pages 139-150
    2. T. Vitvar, P.K. Aggarwal, J.J. Mcdonnell
      Pages 151-169
    3. L.N. Plummer
      Pages 193-218
    4. Y.K. Kharaka, R.H. Mariner
      Pages 243-270
    5. J. Horita
      Pages 271-287
  5. Hydroclimatic Processes and Systems

    1. K. Rozanski
      Pages 291-302
    2. G. Hoffmann, M. Cuntz, J. Jouzel, M. Werner
      Pages 303-320
    3. F. Gasse
      Pages 353-358
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 359-381

About this book


Environmental isotope and nuclear techniques provide unmatched insights into the processes governing the water cycle and its variability under past and present climates. This monograph is recommended to advanced students and specialists and presents historical perspective, state of the art applications and new developments of isotopes in hydrology, environmental disciplines and climate change studies.

The spectrum of isotope applications addressed in this monograph ranges from the assessment of groundwater resources in terms of recharge and flow regime, identification of palaeogroundwater, water balance of river basins and lakes, to studies of the past and present global environmental and climate changes. The contributions are written by renowned specialists in the various application fields.


Climatology Environmental Isotopes Global Change Groundwater Precipitation Water Resources climate change environment environmental change hydrology moisture spheric

Editors and affiliations

  • Pradeep K. Aggarwal
    • 1
  • Joel R. Gat
    • 2
  • Klaus F.O. Froehlich
    • 3
  1. 1.International Atomic Energy Agency / IAEAViennaAustria
  2. 2.Weizmann Institute of ScienceRehovotIsrael
  3. 3.IAEAViennaAustria

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