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Isotope hydrology in Latin America

Journal Article:

Abstract

A wide variety of problems in hydrology have proved susceptible to the use of nuclear techniques. Conclusions may be drawn from the relative abundances of certain 'environmental isotopes', such as heavy stable isotopes of hydrogen and oxygen in water molecules, tritium, carbon-14 and silicon-32, in atmospheric, surface or ground water; origin and rate of flow, for example, may be deduced. Artificial radioisotopes may be used similarly as a logical extension to well-known tracer techniques using dyes and salts. Inherent in the use of such radiotracers are the advantages of very high detection sensitivity (and thus very low required concentrations and the elimination of density effects), and a choice of a variety of nuclides alien to the geohydrological system (and hence unique identification and low background). (author)
Authors:
Payne, B R [1] 
  1. International Atomic Energy Agency, Division of Research and Laboratories, Isotope Hydrology Section, Vienna (Austria)
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 1972
Product Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: IAEA Bulletin; Journal Volume: 14; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: 3 photos
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; CARBON 14; GROUND WATER; HYDROLOGY; LATIN AMERICA; SILICON 32; STABLE ISOTOPES; TRACER TECHNIQUES; TRITIUM; WATER RESOURCES; WATER SUPPLY; WATER USE
OSTI ID:
21021283
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0020-6067; IAEBAB; TRN: XA0800122043084
Availability:
Available on-line: http://www.iaea.org/Publications/Magazines/Bulletin/Bull143/14305981720.pdf;INIS
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 17-20
Announcement Date:
May 23, 2008

Journal Article:

Citation Formats

Payne, B R. Isotope hydrology in Latin America. IAEA: N. p., 1972. Web.
Payne, B R. Isotope hydrology in Latin America. IAEA.
Payne, B R. 1972. "Isotope hydrology in Latin America." IAEA.
@misc{etde_21021283,
title = {Isotope hydrology in Latin America}
author = {Payne, B R}
abstractNote = {A wide variety of problems in hydrology have proved susceptible to the use of nuclear techniques. Conclusions may be drawn from the relative abundances of certain 'environmental isotopes', such as heavy stable isotopes of hydrogen and oxygen in water molecules, tritium, carbon-14 and silicon-32, in atmospheric, surface or ground water; origin and rate of flow, for example, may be deduced. Artificial radioisotopes may be used similarly as a logical extension to well-known tracer techniques using dyes and salts. Inherent in the use of such radiotracers are the advantages of very high detection sensitivity (and thus very low required concentrations and the elimination of density effects), and a choice of a variety of nuclides alien to the geohydrological system (and hence unique identification and low background). (author)}
journal = {IAEA Bulletin}
issue = {3}
volume = {14}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1972}
month = {Jul}
}