Use of Water Stable Isotopes in Hydrological Process

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October 2020
296 pages
  • ISBN978-3-03943-266-0 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-03943-267-7 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Use of Water Stable Isotopes in Hydrological Process that was published in

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Stable and radioactive isotopes in water are powerful tools in the tracking of the path of water molecules through the whole water cycle. In the last decade, a considerable number of studies have been published on the use of water isotopes, and their number is ever-growing. The main reason is the development of new measurement techniques (i.e., laser absorption spectroscopy) that allow measurements of stable isotope ratios at ever-higher resolutions. Therefore, this compilation of papers has been published to address the current state-of-the-art water isotope methods, applications, and interpretations of hydrological processes, and to contribute to the rapidly growing repository of isotope data, which is important for future water resource management. We are pleased to present here a book with new findings in thirteen original research papers and one review paper issued in the Water MDPI Special Issue (SI) “Use of Water Isotopes in Hydrological Processes”. The authors report the use of water isotopes in hydrological processes worldwide, including studies at both local and regional scales related to either precipitation dynamics or to different applications of water isotopes in combination with other hydrochemical parameters in investigations of surface water, snowmelt, soil water, groundwater and xylem water to identify the hydrological and geochemical processes.
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precipitation; stable isotope ratios; local meteoric water line; amount-weighted mean; linear regression; confidence; prediction and generalized intervals; stable isotopes D and 18O; moisture source; temperature effect; precipitation amount effect; regionalization; China; oxygen isotopes; sulfur isotopes; isotopic composition of water; bacterial sulfate reduction; sulfide oxidation; atmospheric sulfate; peatland; unconfined aquifer; mineralization of organic matter; isotopic techniques; water isotopic signature; 3H- and 14C-dating; saltwater intrusion; Red River’s delta; Vietnam; Sutri Dhaka; Chandra Basin; Western Himalaya; hydrograph separation; stable water isotope; specific ablation; stable isotopes; HYSPLIT model; MWL validation; karstic springs; stable isotopes; spatial variations; hydrograph separation; Naqu River basin; Qinghai–Tibet Plateau; stable water isotopes; hydrogen; oxygen; soil water; fine root system; groundwater; isotope hydrology; stable water isotopes; stable nitrate isotopes; precipitation; Zagreb; Croatia; stable isotope ratios; 2H/1H and 18O/16O; deuterium excess; local meteoric water line; δ18O–temperature relation; tritium; groundwater; self-organizing map; stable isotope ratios; radon; major ions; alluvial fan; paddy rice field; stable isotopes; deuterium and oxygen-18; hydrogeological conceptual model; alluvial aquifer; Varaždin area; δ2H; inverse modeling; vadose zone; sensitivity analysis; soil hydraulic parameters estimation; groundwater recharge; stable isotopes; oxygen; hydrogen; d-excess; elevation effect; altitude effect; continental effect; Slovenia; Hungary; water cycle; isotope hydrology; measurement traceability; precipitation (rain and snow); surface water; groundwater; water management; networks and data bases; statistical evaluation

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