Fall 2018 not offered
This course explains from first principles the main stable and radioactive isotopic techniques used in biogeochemistry, environmental geochemistry, and geology. The oxygen, hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur stable isotope systems and the Rb-Sr, Sm-Nd, U-Th-Pb, and K-Ar radioactive systems will be discussed in detail. This course will emphasize the application of isotope techniques in hydrological, geochemical, and ecological studies.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CES)(CIS)(E&ES)(ENVS)
G. Faure and T.M Mensing, ISOTOPES: Principles and Applications, 3rd Edition ( 2005) John Wiley and Sons (optional)
Z. Sharp, PRINCIPLES OF STABLE ISOTOPE GEOCHEMISTRY (2007) Pearson Prentice Hall (optional)
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two exams, one research proposal, and problem sets.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
An upper level course for junior, senior and graduate students in the natural sciences. A chemistry background is recommended (CHEM 141 or CHEM 143 or equivalent), but not required. In addition, an earth or environmental science background (E&ES 101, E&ES 105, or E&ES 280) is desirable. Please contact instructor with any questions.