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Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 [Archived Catalog]

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ENVE 4560 - Isotope Geochemistry

Fundamentals of Isotope geochemistry as applied to biogeochemical systems in modern and ancient environments. This course covers the principles of both radiogenic and stable isotope distribution, decay, and transfer through earths exchangeable reservoirs. The course will emphasize stable isotopes, equilibrium and kinetic isotope fractionation, distribution, isotope mass balance, and using these systems to track global biogeochemical cycles in the modern environment and in deep time.


Prerequisites/Corequisites: CHEM 1100 or permission of instructor; ERTH 1100 recommended but not required.

When Offered: Spring term annually.

Cross Listed: Cross listed as ERTH 4560. Students may not receive credit for both this course and ERTH 4560.

Credit Hours: 4

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