Special Issue "Isotope Geochemistry of Meteoric Waters"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2018).
Interests: quaternary climate and environmental changes; environmental isotopes; dendroclimatology; dendrochemistry; cave ice; time series analysis; geomorphology
Interests: hydrogeology; isotope hydrogeochemistry; stable isotopes; mixing processes; origin of mineral waters
Water is a vital substance for life and both its quality and quantity are crucial issues.
Environmental isotopes have been extensively used for decades to address key aspects of the water cycle, such as the study of the origin, dynamics and interconnections of, for example, groundwater, surface water, and the atmosphere. This Special Issue aims to gather high-quality original research articles and reviews on recent advances in the understanding of isotope geochemistry of meteoric waters, including stable water isotope characteristics (δ18O, δ2H, d-excess, 17O-excess) of both precipitation and waters with clear meteoric origin (such as infiltrated waters and surface waters), wide spectra of light stable isotopes of dissolved species (such as sulfate, nitrate, carbonate, etc.). Regarding of the crucial information of age in water cycles contributions dealing with radioactive isotopes (3H, 14C, 81Kr, etc.) and radiogenic (4He, etc.) isotopes are also welcomed. This Special Issue invites contributions from all areas where isotope geochemical methods have been applied recently to hydrological/hydrogeological/hydrometeorological problems.
It is recommended that potentially-interested contributors approach the Guest Editors at an early stage about possible submissions in order to verify the appropriateness of their proposed study. If appropriate, an abstract will be requested, and the corresponding author required to submit the full manuscript online by the deadline of 15 November 2018.
Dr. Zoltán Kern
Dr. István Fórizs
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- environmental isotopes
- residence time and transit time
- dating of water bodies
- tracing the water cycle
- recharge and discharge processes
- mixing processes
- water pools with different origin