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ESS2704 – Isotope Geochemistry

ESS2704 Isotope Geochemistry 
The course is focused on the principles and applications of stable and radiogenic isotope geochemistry to understanding geological and planetary processes. Principles and methods will be taught followed by specific case studies from selected themes, which will change on a yearly basis. Possible themes might include: early solar system chronology, isotopic constraints on Earth differentiation, tracing pollutants in the subsurface, nature of the early Earth, ocean and atmospheric circulation, applications to tectonics. The course is divided into radiogenic and stable isotopes with different instructors providing lectures on background prior to reading and discussing the important literature.

Prerequisites: none

Instructors: Don Davis and Chelsea Sutcliffe