Deuterium in the Dead Sea: Remeasurement and implications for the isotopic activity correction in brines

Juske Horita, Joel R. Gat

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Abstract

Remeasurement of δD in Dead Sea waters, using improved analytical techniques for handling concentrated brines, removed most of the scatter in previous data and showed close parallelism in the enrichment of both 18O and deuterium as a function of salinity. The δD values for a brine whose salinity is σ25 = 232%. is close to +9%. relative to SMOW. It was further established that the concentration to activity correction (for deuterium) for the above mentioned Dead Sea brine was 17.8%..

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-133
Number of pages3
JournalGeochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
Volume53
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1989

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