List of Contributors. Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. Determining Timescales for Groundwater Flow and Solute Transport; P.G. Cook, J.-K. Bohlke. 2. Inorganic Ions as Tracers; A.L. Herczeg, W.M. Edmunds. 3. Isotope Engineering - Using stable isotopes of the water to solve practical problems; T.B. Coplen, et al. 4. Radiocarbon Dating of Groundwater Systems; R.M. Kalin. 5. Uranium-Series Nuclides as Tracers in Groundwater Hydrology; J.K. Osmond, J.B. Cowart. 6. Radon-222; L. DeWayne Cecil, J.R. Green. 7. Sulphur and Oxygen Isotopes in Sulphate; R. Krouse, B. Mayer. 8. Strontium Isotopes; R.H. McNutt. 9. Nitrate Isotopes in Groundwater Systems; C. Kendall, R. Aravena. 10. Chlorine-36; F.M. Phillips. 11. Atmospheric Noble Gases; M. Stute, P. Schlosser. 12. Noble Gas Radioisotopes: 37Ar, 85Kr, 39Ar, 81Kr; H.H. Loosli, et al. 13. 3H and 3He; D.K. Solomon, P.G. Cook. 14. 4He in Groundwater; D.K. Solomon. 15. Chlorofluorocarbons; L.N. Plummer, E. Busenberg. 16. delta11B, Rare Earth Elements, delta37Cl, 32Si, 35S, 129I; A. Vengosh, et al. Appendices. Index.
Environmental Tracers in Subsurface Hydrology synthesizes the research of specialists into a comprehensive review of the application of environmental tracers to the study of soil water and groundwater flow. The book includes chapters which cover ionic tracers, noble gases, chlorofluorocarbons, tritium, chlorine-36, oxygen-18, deuterium, and isotopes of carbon, strontium, sulphur and nitrogen. Applications of the tracers include the estimation of vertical and horizontal groundwater velocities, groundwater recharge rates, inter-aquifer leakage and mixing processes, chemical processes and palaeohydrology. Practicing hydrologists, soil physicists and hydrology professors and students will find the book to be a valuable support in their work.
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