Isotopes of deuterium and oxygen-18 in thermal groundwater in China

@article{Xun2009IsotopesOD,
  title={Isotopes of deuterium and oxygen-18 in thermal groundwater in China},
  author={Zhou Xun and Fang Bin and Zhou Haiyan and Li Juan and Wang Ying},
  journal={Environmental Geology},
  year={2009},
  volume={57},
  pages={1807-1814}
}
Compositions of deuterium and 18O isotopes of 90 representative samples indicate that thermal groundwater in most parts of China is meteoric in origin. Latitude, altitude, and continent effects have significant bearing on the values of δD and δ18O of the hot water samples. Oxygen-18 shift is not significant in most of the thermal groundwater, especially the hot water of low-to-moderate temperature. Slight oxygen-18 shift is only found in some hot springs of high temperature in Tibet and western… CONTINUE READING