381 pages, no illustrations
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 recommended for advanced students and specialists, presents a 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 past and present global environmental and climate changes. The contributions are written by renowned specialists in the various application fields.
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"The book contains an historical overview chapter followed by 21 chapters divided amongst three sections. a ] The appendix, which lists key papers on isotope hydrology, is an interesting and valuable addition to the book. a ] This appendix lists some extremely important works. a ] those seeking a better understanding of modern isotope systems applied to lakes would do well to consult this book." (Jonathan A. Holmes, Journal of Paleolimnology, Vol. 38, 2007)
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