Special Issue "Isotope Application in Soil Erosion Assessment"
A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2019).
Isotope applications are today widely used in soil erosion assessment, reaching from quantitative approaches with radiogenic isotopes (e.g. 137Cs, 210Pbex, 239+240Pu) as well as qualitative evaluations ( d13C, δ15N) and sediment source attribution with compound specific stable isotope analysis (CSIA) of compounds like fatty acids, but also n-alkanes. While radiogenic approaches have already been set up for more than five decades, they aim at determining mainly the on-site effects of soil erosion, while CSIA assess the off-site effects and quantification of sediment source attribution.
This Special Issue aims to bring together studies using either of the techniques or a combination of the techniques from radiogenic to stable isotopes and CSIA. Qualitative as well as quantitative approaches as well as modelling studies using isotopes as crucial input parameters are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Christine Alewell
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- Stable isotopes
- Radiogenic isotopes
- Soil erosion