Find a
Select grade level(s) Select resource type(s) Select collection(s) Select standard(s) Skip navigation Digital Library for Earth System Education
Digital Library for Earth System Education
Search tips
Stable Isotopes
This site features a lecture about isotope fractionation from a geochemistry course offered by Dr. Scott Wood at the University of Idaho. Topics include isotopic fractionation and the fundamental reasons for its occurrence, the notation used in measuring and reporting stable isotope fractionation, isotopic variations of meteoric waters with respect to latitude and altitude, the use of oxygen and hydrogen isotopes as tracers of the origin of waters, the use of stable isotopes as geothermometers, and an investigation of the effects of biological processes on sulfur isotope fractionation. Diagrams accompany the lecture text, and the site also provides one homework problem set.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Problem set
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geochemistry
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2003 University of Idaho. All rights reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-735
Related resources:
This resource is part of
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Dr Scott A. Wood
University of Idaho