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EESC 4430 Environmental Isotope Geochemistry (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course will examine the application of isotope geochemistry to the investigation of the earth systems. Principles of radioactive decay and isotope fractionation will be developed and applied to topics such as element cycling at global and watershed scales, the origin and evolution of surface water, vadose water, and groundwater compositions, dating of the geologic record, and paleoenvironmental and paleoclimate reconstructions.


Instructor(s): Corinne Wong

Prerequisites: Two semesters of Chemistry (CHEM1109–1110 with labs CHEM1111–1112 or CHEM1117–1118 with labs CHEM1119–1120)

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Last Updated: 23-Sep-14