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Isotope Hydrology: A Study of the Water Cycle

Series: Series on Environmental Science and Management

By: Joel R Gat

Imperial College Press

Paperback | Feb 2010 | #101200 | ISBN-13: 9781860940354
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NHBS Price: £31.99 $41/€38 approx

About this book

Reviews the natural variability of stable isotopes in the hydrosphere, describing the physiochemical basis of isotope fractionation, and applying this knowledge to natural waters as they move through the hydrologic cycle from the ocean to the atmosphere, the biosphere and the lithosphere.


Contents

The Hydrosphere - An Overview; The Isotopes of Hydrogen and Oxygen; Isotope Fractionation; Models of Isoptopic Change in the Water Cycle; The Ocean System and the Marine Atmosphere; Clouds and Precipitation; Snow and Snowmelt Processes; The Land-Biosphere-Atmosphere Interface; Surface Waters; Water in Soils and Plants; Saline Waters; Sub-Surface Waters; The Continental Scale Water Balance and Its Isotopic Signature; Isotopes and Climate Change.

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