AGU 2020 Session: “Advances in Isotopic, Trace Element and Noble Gas Tracers of Hydrologic Processes”

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 12:00 to Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 12:00

Dear Colleagues, 

Please consider submitting an abstract to session H005: “Advances in Isotopic, Trace Element and Noble Gas Tracers of Hydrologic Processes”, which will be held virtually as part of the AGU Fall Meeting December 7–11, 2020.  This session, which is described below, will highlight novel advances in geochemical tracers of hydrologic processes, ranging from field studies, to experiments and modeling approaches. 

Confirmed Invited Speakers:
Laura Condon, University of Arizona
Natalie Orlowski, University of Freiburg
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Stable, radioactive and radiogenic isotopes, trace element and noble gases are routinely utilized within the hydrologic sciences to quantify subsurface flow paths, sources, residence times and reactive processes.  The last decade has seen transformative advancements in analytical technology, including resolution of novel mid-mass stable isotope systems, rapid and low-cost isotope analysis, as well as the decay of previously abundant atmospheric tracers.  These developments necessitate revised experimental design, interpretation, analysis, and modeling approaches, and suggest the potential for new more accurate resolution of the structure of fluid transport and solute transformation across a broad range of scales.  This session offers a venue to share new insights into the linkages between surface and subsurface hydrology, ecohydrology, environmental and resource sustainability, nutrient and contaminant hydrology and associated predictive models stemming from novel isotopic, trace element and noble gas tracers in field systems, laboratory experiments and models. 
Kind Regards,
Jennifer L Druhan, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Kenneth Carroll, New Mexico State University
Lin Ma, University of Texas at El Paso
Daniella Rempe, University of Texas at Austin

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