Helium flux in a continental land area estimated from 3He/4He ratio in northern Taiwan

@article{Sano1986HeliumFI,
  title={Helium flux in a continental land area estimated from 3He/4He ratio in northern Taiwan},
  author={Yuji Sano and Hiroshi Wakita and Chin-Wang Huang},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1986},
  volume={323},
  pages={55-57}
}
The helium flux and its isotopic composition may provide useful information not only on the helium budget in the atmosphere but also on the uranium and thorium contents of the rocks in the Earth's crust and mantle and the generation of heat from radioactive decay of these elements. Data have been available from oceanic areas1–4, but those from continental areas are sparse5–7. We report here the 3He and 4He fluxes derived from measurement of the 3He/4He ratio of natural gases in the northern… Expand
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