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Introduction to Isotope Hydrology
Stable and Radioactive Isotopes of Hydrogen, Carbon and Oxygen
by Willem G. Mook

Introduction to Isotope Hydrology explains in a simple but mathematically, physically and chemically correct form the consequences of natural processes to stable isotope concentrations and radioactivities.

Features:

  • Presents indications of possible applications without the pretention of a cookbook
  • Details water sample treatment in the field and in the laboratory
  • Explains measurement techniques for stable and radioactive isotopes

Contents

Atomic Systematics and Nuclear Structure

  • Atomic structure and the periodic table of the elements
  • Structure of the atomic nucleus
  • Stable and radioactive isotopes
  • Mass and energy 4

Isotope Fractionation

  • Isotope ratios and concentrations
  • Isotope fractionation 8
  • Kinetic, equilibrium and non-equilibrium isotope fractionation
  • Conclusions from theory
  • Fractionation by diffusion
  • Relation between atomic and molecular isotope ratios
  • Relation between fractionations for three isotopic molecules
  • Use of d values and isotope standards
  • Tracer concentration, amount of tracer

Isotope Fractionation Processes

  • Mixing of reservoirs with different isotopic composition
  • Isotopic changes in Rayleigh processes

Radioactive Decay and Production

  • Nuclear instability
  • Nuclear decay and radiation
  • Law of radioactive decay
  • Nuclear reactions

Natural Abundance of the Stable Isotopes of C, O, and H

  • Stable carbon isotopes
  • Stable oxygen isotopes
  • Relation between C and O variations in H2O, HCO3- , and CO-
  • Stable hydrogen isotopes
  • Relation between 2H and O variations in water

Natural Abundance of the Radioactive Isotopes of C and H

  • The radioactive carbon isotope
  • Relation between C and C variations
  • The radioactive hydrogen isotope
  • Comparison of 3H and C variations

Isotopes in Precipitation

  • O and 2H in precipitation
  • 3H in precipitation
  • Isotopes in surface water
  • Isotope fractionation during evaporation
  • Observed O and 2H variations in surface water
  • 3H in surface water
  • C in surface water
  • C in surface water

Isotopes in Groundwater

  • O in groundwater
  • 2H in groundwater
  • 3H in groundwater
  • C and C in groundwater
  • Relative C ages of groundwater
  • Dating groundwater with DOC
  • Relation between C and 3H in groundwater

Index

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Stable and Radioactive Isotopes of Hydrogen, Carbon and Oxygen
by Willem G. Mook

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