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The behavior of U- and Th-series nuclides in the estuarine environment

Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry

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DOI: 10.2113/0520577

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Abstract

Rivers carry the products of continental weathering, and continuously supply the oceans with a broad range of chemical constituents. This erosional signature is, however, uniquely moderated by biogeochemical processing within estuaries. Estuaries are commonly described as complex filters at land-sea margins, where significant transformations can occur due to strong physico-chemical gradients. These changes differ for different classes of elements, and can vary widely depending on the geographic location. U- and Th-series nuclides include a range of elements with vastly different characteristics and behaviors within such environments, and the isotopic systematics provide methods for investigating the transport of these nuclides and other analog species across estuaries and into the coastal ocean.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
The behavior of U- and Th-series nuclides in the estuarine environment
Series title:
Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry
DOI:
10.2113/0520577
Volume
52
Year Published:
2003
Language:
English
Publisher:
Mineralogical Society of America
Contributing office(s):
Center for Coastal and Regional Marine Studies
Description:
30 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry
First page:
577
Last page:
606