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Special Issue "Application of Radioactive and Stable Isotopes in Characterisation of Water Bodies"
A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Hydrology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 January 2023) | Viewed by 3387
Special Issue Editors
Interests: 14C, 3H, stabille isotopes, 13C, 18O, 2H, carbon cycle, environment change, radiocarbon dating
Interests: hydrogeology; geochemistry of natural waters; application of natural isotopes in study of surface and groundwater resources and their protection from natural and anthropogenic impacts
Special Issue Information
Both radioactive and stable isotopes have a wide range of applications and their usage can be widened in the research of dynamics and characterization of water bodies, such as surface water, deep waters, and groundwater, which are all correlated with precipitation. Additionally, isotopes can be of natural and anthropogenic origins and can be used as markers of various processes in aquatic—both freshwater and marine—environments. Apart from hydrogen and oxygen isotopes, which constitute water molecules, other isotopes that are constituents of matter dissolved in water (e.g., isotopes of carbon, sulfur, nitrogen, chlorine, etc.) can point toward the origin of water as well as its natural and anthropogenic impacts. Deposition/incorporation of isotopes in different archives (e.g., lacustrine and marine sediments, speleothem, or biogenically induced archives such are tufa, shell, corals, and similar) can be used to characterize the water body in which they were formed. These archives give insight into past characteristics of water from which they were deposited and changes in the water types and the past environmental conditions can be studied from them. The obtained results could serve as a basis for the prediction of future constructive and destructive processes in different water environments.
This Special Issue relates to various possible applications of isotopes for characterization of water bodies and will primarily consider the characterization of isotopes, but additional information using other geochemical parameters such as concentrations of dissolved ionic forms that precipitate from water will also be welcomed.
Dr. Andreja Sironić
Dr. Sanja Kapelj
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- radioactive isotopes
- stable isotopes
- natural isotopes
- water body
- surface water
- isotopes as markers of processes