Spring 2022 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: |
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIS)(E&ES)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)
Z. Sharp, PRINCIPLES OF STABLE ISOTOPE GEOCHEMISTRY (2007), Pearson Prentice Hall, ISBN 0-13-009139-1
G. Faure and T.M. Mensing, ISOTOPES: PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS, 3rd Edition, John Wiley and Sons, ISBN 0-471-38437-2
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Two exams, one final project, and problem sets.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
an upper-level course for undergraduate and graduate students in the natural sciences. Although there are no official prerequisites, introductory college chemistry and a gateway E&ES class is highly recommended. Students are encouraged to contact the instructor with any questions regarding sufficient background coursework.
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