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Two-million-year record of deuterium depletion in great basin ground waters

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Abstract

Fluid inclusions in uranium series-dated calcitic veins from the southern Great Basin record a reduction of 40 per mil in the deuterium content of groundwater recharge during the Pleistocene. This variation is tentatively attributed to major uplift of the Sierra Nevada Range and the Transverse Ranges during this epoch with attendant increasing orographic depletion of deuterium from inlandbound Pacific storms.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Two-million-year record of deuterium depletion in great basin ground waters
Series title:
Science
Volume
227
Issue:
4686
Year Published:
1985
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Science
First page:
519
Last page:
522