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ERTH 5403 [0.5 credit] (GEO 5143) Environmental Isotopes and Groundwater Geochemistry


Stable environmental isotopes (18O/2H/13C/34S/15N) in studies of groundwater origin and flow, and geothermal studies. Groundwater dating techniques involving tritium and radio-carbon, and exotic radioisotopes (e.g.,36Cl/39Ar/85Kr). Low temperature aqueous geochemistry and mineral solubility with emphasis on the carbonate system. Some applications to paleoclimatology will be discussed.