Resources on Isotopes: Fundamentals of Stable Isotope Geochemistry

This is a brief review of some of the fundamentals of stable isotope geochemistry, including definitions, terminology, basic principles, standards, and guidelines on reporting data. Users can follow the link on the top right for the periodic table and read about the isotopic systems of several dozen elements.

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Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Atmospheric Science, Geology
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)
Topics: Ocean, Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics, Atmosphere, Solid Earth