Isotope Dendrochronology

                                                     GEOS/WSM 595E, Section 4

                                                                  Semester TBA

                                                                     1-3 credits






INSTRUCTOR:  Steven W. Leavitt, Professor, Lab. of Tree-Ring Research

            Office: 301 Bannister Tree-Ring Bldg (621-6468);

            Office Hours: by appointment


Purpose:  To introduce fundamental concepts, terminology and parameters pertinent to isotopes and isotope fractionation.  To examine (1) historical applications of isotopes in tree rings with respect to atmospheric chemistry, climatology and ecology, (2) mechanistic models of tree-ring isotopes, (3) exciting new findings and future directions in isotope dendrochronology.


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