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Isotopes in the Water Cycle: Past, Present and Future of a Developing Science

Edited By: PK Aggarwal, JR Gat and KF Froehlich

381 pages, no illustrations


Hardback | Dec 2005 | #153533 | ISBN: 140203010X
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NHBS Price: £141.50 $173/€159 approx

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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.

From the reviews:

"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)


Isotopic and Nuclear Methodologies Hydrologic Processes and SystemsHydroclimatic Processes and SystemsAppendices:A. List Of Seminal Papers On Isotope Hydrology (The Isotopes Of Hydrogen And Oxygen)B. List Of Papers Presented At The 1st IAEA Symposium On Isotope Hydrology (Tokyo, 1963)C. Excerpts From Report Of 1st IAEA Panel On The Application Of Isotope Techniques In Hydrology

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