Mineralogical Society of America, Founded December 30, 1919

Triple Oxygen Isotope Geochemistry - Short Course

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Course Details

Dates: Short Course session is being held Virtually via Zoom on Friday, December 18, 2020. The Short Course will start at 8:30 AM Pacific Time and end at approximately 3:30 PM Pacific Time.

Location: Upon registration, you will receive a Zoom link to join the Short Course at the time indicated above.

Prof. Dr. Ilya Bindeman: Department of Earth Science, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR USA;
Phone: +1 (541) 346-3817; Email: bindeman@uoregon.edu

Prof. Dr. Andreas Pack: Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen, D-37077, Germany;
Phone: +49 (551) 39-12-254; Email: apack@uni-goettingen.de

Professional Registration

Student Registration

Registering: Online registration can be found at https://msa.minsocam.org/shortcourses.html.

Professional Registration fee includes MSA/GS short course session and the Print and Online Access to Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry Volume 86.

Student Registration fee includes MSA/GS short course session and Online Access to Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry Volume 86.

Short Course Description: During the past two decades, two major and exciting fields have emerged in the science of stable isotope geochemistry, both related to understanding tiny variations in the minor isotopologue abundances. The first field is related to the distribution of “clumping” of heavy isotopes in molecules, such as CO2 or CH4; the second field is the use of small variations in all three oxygen isotopes. Both approaches allow researchers to resolve absolute temperatures, previously masked process pathways, and exchange between various reservoirs. In this Short Course, the author/instructors concentrate on presenting information about the latter—understanding of variations among ratios of all three isotopes of oxygen, with primary emphasis on terrestrial systems. Triple oxygen isotope variations may be related to large, mass-independent fractionation effects such observed in the Earth atmosphere or may be small and related to minute variations due to purely mass-dependent processes. Recent advancements in analytical resolution now allow for the identification of processes and distinct reservoirs that were formerly hidden in the paradigm of a “single terrestrial fractionation line”. New, high-resolution measurements are accompanied by advances in theoretical calculations that dovetail with empirical calibrations and applications throughout this volume. Triple Oxygen Isotope Geochemistry is a young and rapidly evolving field and some of the observations discussed in this course will undoubtedly be modified in the future as new discoveries and improved protocols are developed in the coming years. The triple oxygen isotope concepts presented in this course, however, will hopefully prove valuable to new entrants in this field and lay a foundation for future growth.

Short Course Schedule of Lecturers and Topics

PST: -8 (Pacific Standard Timezone)

CET: +1 (Central European Timezone)

CNST: +8 (China Standard Timezone)