The potential of anthropogenic 236-Uranium as a new and transient oceanographic tracer demonstrated in the North Atlantic

236-Uranium (236U) is present on Earth due to natural and anthropogenic production. However, the estimated inventory of anthropogenic 236U (106 kg) largely exceeds the natural one (30 kg). Releasing even a tiny fraction of this artificial isotope would drastically change the environmental 236U/238U ratio and therefore make this ratio a useful isotopic marker to trace […]

Mar / 26 / 2014