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The advent of radionuclide methods in geochronology has revolutionized our understanding of modern sedimentary processes in aquatic systems. This book examines the principles of the method and its use as a quantitative tool in marine geology, with emphasis on the Pb-210 method. The assumptions and consequences of models and their behaviour are described providing the necessary background to assess the advantages and trade-offs involved when choosing a particular model for application. A number of relevant examples are included, demonstrating how dating models are useful for determining sources of contaminants and interpreting their influence on the environment.
W. Geibert ...the book is a recommendable reference for professionals engaged in modelling of radiotracers in sedimentary environments. Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies D.E. Walling ...this book must be seen as major contribution to the field. ...It deserves to be widely read by those with an interest in using radionuclides as a tool to investigate sedimentation in freshwater and marine environments, and it will undoubtedly provide an invaluable source of guidance to both new and established workers in this important field. Applied Radiation and Isotopes
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