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Isotopic Constraints on Earth System Processes

Sims, Kenneth W. W. / Maher, Katharine (Kate) / Schrag, Daniel P. (Editor)

Geophysical Monograph Series


1. Edition May 2022
352 Pages, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-59497-0
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Using isotopes as a tool for understanding Earth processes

From establishing the absolute age of the Earth to providing a stronger understanding of the nexus between geology and life, the careful measurement and quantitative interpretation of minor variations in the isotopic composition of Earth's materials has provided profound insight into the origins and workings of our planet.

Isotopic Constraints on Earth System Processes presents examples of the application of numerous different isotope systems to address a wide range of topical problems in Earth system science.

Volume highlights include:
* examination of the natural fractionation of non-traditional stable isotopes
* utilizing isotopes to understand the origin of magmas and evolution of volcanic systems
* application of isotopes to interrogate and understand Earth's Carbon and Oxygen cycles
* examination of the geochemical and hydrologic processes that lead to isotopic fractionation
* application of isotopic reactive transport models to decipher hydrologic and biogeochemical processes

The American Geophysical Union promotes discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity. Its publications disseminate scientific knowledge and provide resources for researchers, students, and professionals.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors



Part 1 High-Temperature / Deep Earth Processes

High-Temperature Kinetic Isotope Fractionation of Silicate Materials

Frank M. Richter

Ca and K isotope fractionation by diffusion in molten silicates: Large concentration gradients are not required to induce large diffusive isotope effects

James M. Watkins, John N. Christensen, Donald J. DePaolo, and Frederick J. Ryerson

Calcium isotope constraints on recycled carbonates in subduction-related magmas

Justin I. Simon

Reassessing the Role of Continental Lithospheric Mantle in Cenozoic Magmatism, Southwestern North America

G. Lang Farmer

Rhyolite ignimbrite generation in the Northern Andes: The Chalupas caldera, Ecuador

Lisa Hammersley, Donald J. DePaolo, Bernardo Beate, and Alan L. Deino

Xenolith constraints on "self-assimilation" and the origin of low d18O values in Mauna Kea basalts

John C. Lassiter, Danny W. Anderson, Daniel Villanueva-Lascurain, Edward W. Marshall, and Jaime D Barnes

Monitoring volcanic activity through combined measurements of CO2 efflux and (222Rn) and (220Rn) in soil gas: an application to Mount Etna (Italy)

Salvatore Giammanco and Kenneth W. W. Sims

Part II Low-Temperature / Shallow Earth Processes

The Carbon Isotope Record and Earth Surface Oxygenation

Thomas A. Laakso and Daniel P. Schrag

Detrital Garnet Geochronology: A New Window into Ancient Tectonics and Sedimentary Provenance

Kathryn A. Maneiro, Michelle K. Jordan, and Ethan F. Baxter

Development of Cr, Se, U, Sb, and Te isotopes as indicators of redox reactions, contaminant fate, and contaminant transport in aqueous systems: A review

Thomas M. Johnson, Jennifer L. Druhan, Anirban Basu, Noah E. Jemison, Xiangli Wang, Kathrin Schilling, and Naomi L. Wasserman

The Effects of Reactive Transport on Sulfur Isotopic Compositions in Natural Environments

Alexandra V. Turchyn and Jennifer L. Druhan

A Reactive Transport Framework Describing Covariation in the Isotopic Ratios of Multiple Elements in Natural Systems

Jennifer L. Druhan and Alexandra V. Turchyn

Stable Ca Isotope Fractionation in Cenozoic Marine Mammals: Beyond Biomineralization & Trophic Positioning

Cole M. Messa, Kenneth W.W. Sims, Sean R. Scott, and Mark T. Clementz
Kenneth W. W. Sims, University of Wyoming, USA.

Kate Maher, Stanford University, USA.

Daniel P. Schrag, Harvard University, USA.

K. W. W. Sims, University of Wyoming, USA; K. Maher, Stanford University, USA; D. P. Schrag, Harvard University, USA