“Classic” papers (it is recommended for trainees to read through these papers prior to the lectures)

1.         Bourdon, B., Turner, S., Henderson, G. M., Lundstrom, C. C. 2013 Introduction to U-series Geochemistry. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, 52(1), 1-21. Download

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2.         Buesseler, K.O. 2014. Fukushima and ocean radioactivity. Oceanography 27(1):92–105. Download

3.        Cochran, J. K., Feng, H., Amiel, D., Beck, A. 2006. Natural radionuclides as tracers of coastal biogeochemical processes. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 88, 376-379. Download

4.        Cochran, J. K and Masqué, P. 2003 Short-lived U/Th Series Radionuclides in the Ocean: Tracers for Scavenging Rates, Export Fluxes and Particle Dynamics. Uranium-Series Geochemistry, Reviews in Mineralogy and geochemistry, 52, 461-492. Download

5.        Knee, K. L. and Paytan, A. 2011 Submarine Groundwater Discharge: A Source of Nutrients, Metals, and Pollutants to the Coastal Ocean. In: Wolanski E and McLusky DS (eds.) Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science, Vol 4, pp. 205–233. Waltham: Academic Press. Download

6.        Livingston, H. D., Povinec, P. P. 2000. Anthropogenic marine radioactivity. Ocean & Coastal Management 43, 689-712. Download

7.        Waples, J.T., Benitez-Nelson, C., Savoye, N., Rutgers van der Loeff, M., Baskaran, M., Gustafsson, O¨. 2006. An introduction to the application and future use of 234Th in aquatic systems. Marine Chemistry 10, 166-189. Download

Further Readings:

1.         Krishnaswami, S. and Cochran, J. K. (eds) 2008, Radioactivity in the Environment: U-Th Series Nuclides in Aquatic Systems. 13, 1-458.

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2.         Livingston, H. D. (eds) 2005, Radioactivity in the Environment: Marine Radioactivity. 6, 1-301.

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