Isotopes in Palaeoenvironmental Research by Melanie J. LengIsotopes in Palaeoenvironmental Research by Melanie J. Leng

Isotopes in Palaeoenvironmental Research

byMelanie J. Leng

Paperback | November 30, 2010

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This thorough reference shows how stable isotopes can be applied to understanding the palaeoenvironment, with chapters on the interpretation of isotopes in water, tree rings, bones and teeth, lake sediments, speleothems and marine sediments. The book offers detailed advice on calibration, including a multi-proxy approach, using isotope signals from different materials or combined with other palaeoenvironmental techniques, to enhance the reliability of readings.
Melanie J. Leng (ed) is head of palaeoclimate research at the NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory and Chair in Isotope Geoscience, University of Nottingham.
Title:Isotopes in Palaeoenvironmental ResearchFormat:PaperbackDimensions:307 pagesPublished:November 30, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048166748

ISBN - 13:9789048166749

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Table of Contents

1. Isotopes in WaterW. George Darling, Adrian H. Bath, John J. Gibson, Kazimierz RozanskiIntroductionOxygen and hydrogen stable isotopes in precipitationFrom precipitation to terrestrial waterLake waters and mass balance modellingDissolved carbonFrom proxy to climate - constraints on interpretationSummaryReferences2. Isotopes in tree ringsDanny McCarroll, Neil J. Loader IntroductionTree ring archivesIsotope fractionation in treesSample selection and preparationMass spectrometryData analysisEnvironmental signalsMulti-proxy dendroclimatologySummaryReferences3. Isotopes in bones and teethRobert E.M. Hedges, Rhiannon E. Stevens, Paul L. KochIntroductionIsotope incorporation into boneRelationship of bone isotope composition to an animal's dietPreservation of the isotope signal in bone and toothEnvironmental influences on isotope transport through food chainsApplication of isotope techniques to bone and teethSummaryReferences4. Isotopes in lake sedimentsMelanie J. Leng, Angela L. Lamb, Timothy H.E. Heaton, James D. Marshall,Brent B. Wolfe, Matthew D. Jones, Jonathan A. Holmes, Carol ArrowsmithIntroductionOxygen isotope systematics in inorganic materialsCarbon, nitrogen and oxygen in bulk organic sediments and compound specific carbonNitrogen isotopes in lacustrine organic matterOxygen and hydrogen isotopes in lacustrine organic matterSummaryReferences5. Isotopes in speleothemsFrank McDermott, Henry Schwarcz, Peter J. RoweIntroductionOxygen isotopes in speleothemsCarbon isotopes in speleothemsFluid inclusions in speleothems: methodologies and some recent resultsSummaryReferences6. Isotopes in marine sedimentsMark A. Maslin, George E. A. SwannIntroductionOxygen isotopes in marine sedimentsCarbon isotopes in marine sedimentsNitrogen isotopes in marine sedimentsSilicon isotopes in marine sedimentsBoron isotopes in marine sedimentsSummaryReferences Glossary, acronyms, abbreviationsIndex

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"This 10th volume in Springer's series 'Developments in Palaeoenvironmental Research's intended to show how stable isotopes can be applied to increase the understanding of palaeoenvironments. . The book has an advanced level, but aims at both students and scientists who are interested in stable isotopes and environmental changes. The readers will find new methodologies and advances regarding isotope analysis for palaeoenvironmental research, and learn the basics on isotope fractionation and transport." (Ms. Yu Xiaoguo, Journal of Sedimentary Research, May, 2007)"The editor of this volume notes that the intention of this book is to 'show how isotopes can be applied to understanding the paleoenvironment.' With that intension, several key issues should be addressed in each chapter. . Overall, this book is a useful summary of recent paleo-isotope literature. . The book focuses on water isotopes, and . carbon isotopes. . Isotopes in Palaeoenvironmental Research is aimed at both students and teachers, and as a summary of recent isotope literature it is . useful to both." (Matt Fischer, EOS, Vol. 88 (7), February, 2007)