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TitleU-Th series nuclides in aquatic systems [electronic resource] / edited by S. Krishnaswami and J. Kirk Cochran
Imprint [The Netherlands] : Elsevier Science, 2008
Connect tohttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/publication?issn=15694860&volume=13
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SUMMARY

This book provides state of art reviews on the applications of U-Th series nuclides to 'time' and 'tag' a variety of processes occurring in aquatic systems. The processes addressed would include, among others, chemical weathering on continents, dating of groundwaters and movement of radio-nuclides through them, submarine groundwater discharge into the ocean, ocean circulation and mixing on various spatial and temporal scales and partical dynamics and chemical scavenging in the sea. This field is going through a resurgence because of major advancement in the U-Th measurement techniques, made since the 1990's. This has opened up new opportunities in the use of these nuclides to probe into aquatic processes in greater detail. The focus of this volume though is on aqueous system processes, there are also chapters/sections on atmosphere and sediments which closely interact with water bodies. * this book provides state of art reviews on the applications of U-Th Series nuclides to 'time'and 'tag' key processes occurring in aquatic systems. * the book is self-contained, each chapter presents nuclide source functions, processes regulating their distributions and models used to describe them. * the book emphasizes current thinking in the field and future directions


CONTENT

Introduction. U and Th Series Nuclides in the Atmosphere: Supply, Exchange, Scavenging and Applications to Aquatic Processes. U-Series Geochemistry in Weathering Profiles, River Waters and Lakes. Investigating Groundwater Processes Using U- and Th-Series Nuclides. Uranium and Thorium Series Nuclides as Tracers of Submarine Groundwater. Discharge. U-Th Series Nuclides in Estuarine Environments. U and Th Series Nuclides as Tracers of Particle Dynamics, Scavenging and Biogeochemical Cycles in the Oceans. The Bioaccumulation of U-Th Series Radionuclides in Marine Organisms. Ocean Circulation/Mixing Studies with Decay-Series Isotopes. Uranium and Thorium Series Radionuclides in Marine Groundwaters. Sediment Signatures of U-Th Nuclides and their Application as Paleoceanographic Tracers. Appendix: Charts of the 238U, 235U, 232Th and 241Am decay series with principal modes of decay and their energies. Appendix B: Systematics of Radioactive Decay. Index of Authors. Subject Index


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