Principles of Isotope Geology
This wide-ranging text in isotope geology/geoscience allows students to integrate material taught in various courses into a unified picture of the earth sciences. Gives a rational exposition of the principles used in the interpretation of isotopic data and shows how such interpretations apply to the solution of geological problems. Current with references up to 1985, chapters in this edition have been revised, and new chapters on Sm-Nd, Lu-Hf, Re-Os, and K-Ca decay schemes and cosmogenic radionuclides have been added. Data summaries and references have been expanded. Also includes problems for student study and abundant line drawings with explanatory captions.
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Fractionation of stable isotopes
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513C values abundances Acta activity ratio alpha decay alpha particles apatite argon atomic number basaltic beta decay beta particles biotite calcite calcium calculated carbon chemical common lead concentrations concordia contain Cosmochim crystallization curve daughter decay constant deposits derived determined diagram Earth Planet electron element emission emitted energy enriched Equation Faure Figure fission tracks formation Geochim Geol geological Geophys gneisses half-life igneous rocks initial 87Sr/86Sr ratio ions irradiation isochron isotope fractionation isotope ratios isotopic composition isotopic evolution K-Ar dates lead isotopes magma marine measured metamorphism meteorites method of dating million minerals model dates neutrons nuclear nuclides oceans parent percent Phys plot plutonic potassium Precambrian produced radioactive radiocarbon radiogenic radiogenic lead Rb-Sr Rb/Sr ratios result rubidium sample sea water sediment slope source region stable straight line strontium sulfate sulfide sulfur temperature thorium tion tium upper mantle uranium variations volcanic rocks whole-rock zircon