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The heavy isotope enrichment of water in coupled evaporative systems
Abstract
The enrichment of heavy isotopic species of hydrogen and oxygen in a coupled series of evaporative steps is limited by the feedback of atmospheric moisture. A number of feedback schemes involving the admixture of evaporated moisture into the atmosphere is examined.The humidity is found to be the controlling parameter,so that high degrees of enrichment of the heavy isotopes are: an attribute of the arid zones.The relation OL - 0. = h describes a limiting situation, beyond which no further heavy isotope enrichment can occur
Year of Publication
1991
Volume
Special Publication No. 3
Number of Pages
159-168
Publisher
The Geochemical Society Special Publication No. 3
ISBN Number
731789TL1644
Citation Key
bibcite_1148
URL
https://www.geochemsoc.org/files/9114/1269/7647/SP-3_159-168_Gat.pdf