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Hello,

Thank you very much for you rhelp. Do you know if there are any chemicals
in the water of seas that could be used with LA-ICPMS
 to determine water temperatures. Sr maybe? Any help is greatly
appreciated.

Regards, Tighearnach
>===== Original Message From Stable Isotope Geochemistry
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>Hi,
>
>I am working on a similar problem right now. I can tell you that it is
>tricky to get oxygen isotope ratios with LA-ICP-MS. I think it may
>eventually be done, but the proper ICP equipment does not yet exist (so
far
>as I know).
>
>One technique that has been tried in the past is LA-GC-IRMS. Read
papers by
>Zachary Sharp (University of New Mexico) and Thure Cerling (University
of
>Utah) on this technique. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (1996) v.60
n.15
>p. 2909-2916 and Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
(1996)
>v.26 p. 173-186
>
>Another technique is IRM-GC-MS published by Alison Jones, Paola
Iacumin and
>Edward Young. Chemical Geology (1999) v. 153 p. 241-248.
>
>I hope this helps you.
>
>~Penny
>
>At 01:32 PM 2/2/2004 +0000, you wrote:
>>Perhaps get in touch with Dr. Hywel Evans (University of Plymouth, UK;
>>http://www.science.plym.ac.uk/DEPARTMENTS/Environmental/staff/eva
ns_eh/ehevans.htm)
>>- I seem to remember that Plymouth have done laser ablation ICP-MS
on fish
>>scales in the past .. or he may know a man who can.
>>
>>trevor
>>
>>
>>At 12:42 02/02/2004 +0000, you wrote:
>>>Dear all,
>>>
>>>I am a student in fourht year Zoology and am currently engaged in a
>>>project studying albacore tuna migrations. I am hoping to use laser
>>>ablation to study oxygen isotopes of their dorsal spines. They lay
down
>>>incremental layers in these spines every year in the same fashion as
a
>>>tree. I am hoping to determine water temperatures for different years
and
>>>thus showing that they are moveing around a great deal.
>>>
>>>Howevr i have not got the first clue when it comes to laser ablation,
how it
>>>really works, how i would analyse my results, what my results would
look
>>>like plus a thousand pther unknowns about it.
>>>
>>>I am appealing to anyone who might know of any good material out
there i
>>>could read that would give me a good start on the subject. The
material i
>>>have read to date has been a little too much too soon for me to digest.
>>>Anyone out there involved in any studies comparable to mine, i would
>>>appreciate any help or criticism you might have to offer.
>>>
>>>Kind regards,
>>>Tighearnach
>>
>>
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>>
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