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W. Aeschbach-Hertig

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Papers in reviewed scientific journals


47. Blaser, P.C., R. Kipfer, H.H. Loosli, K. Walraevens, M. van Camp, and W. Aeschbach-Hertig, 2010. A 40 ka record of temperature and permafrost conditions in northwestern Europe from noble gases in the Ledo-Paniselian Aquifer (Belgium). J. Quaternary Sci., in press.
46. Welte, J., F. Ritterbusch, I. Steinke, M. Henrich, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, and M. K. Oberthaler, 2010. Towards the realization of atom trap trace analysis for 39Ar. New J. Phys. 12, 065031(14pp), doi:10.1088/1367-2630/12/6/065031.
45. Von Rohden, C., A. Kreuzer, Z. Y. Chen, R. Kipfer, and W. Aeschbach-Hertig, 2010. Characterizing the recharge regime of the strongly exploited aquifers of the North China Plain by environmental tracers. Water Resour. Res., in press.
44. Blaser, P.C., M. Coetsiers, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, R. Kipfer, M. Van Camp, H.H. Loosli, and K. Walraevens, 2010. A new groundwater radiocarbon correction approach accounting for palaeoclimate conditions during recharge and hydrochemical evolution: The Ledo-Paniselian Aquifer, Belgium. Appl. Geochem., 25: 437–455.
43. Shotyk, W., M. Krachler, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, S. Hillier, and J. C. Zheng, 2010. Trace elements in recent groundwater of an artesian flow system and comparison with snow: enrichments, depletions, and chemical evolution of the water. J. Environ. Monit. 12: 208-217.
42. Welte, J., I. Steinke, M. Henrich, F. Ritterbusch, M. K. Oberthaler, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, W. H. Schwarz, and M. Trieloff, 2009. Hyperfine spectroscopy of the 1s5-2p9 transition of 39Ar. Rev. Sci. Instrum. 80, 113109, doi:10.1063/1.3257691.
41. Corcho Alvarado, J. A., F. Barbecot, R. Purtschert, M. Gillon, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, and R. Kipfer, 2009. European climate variations over the past half-millennium reconstructed from groundwater. Geophys. Res. Lett. 36, L15703, doi:10.1029/2009GL038826.
40. Holzner, C. P., W. Aeschbach-Hertig, M. Simona, M. Veronesi, D. M. Imboden, and R. Kipfer, 2009. Exceptional mixing events in meromictic Lake Lugano (Switzerland/Italy), studied using environmental tracers. Limnol. Oceanogr. 54: 1113-1124.
39. Kreuzer, A. M., C. von Rohden, R. Friedrich, Z. Chen, J. Shi, I. Hajdas, R. Kipfer, and W. Aeschbach-Hertig, 2009. A record of temperature and monsoon over the past 40 kyr from groundwater in the North China Plain. Chem. Geol. 259: 168–180.
38. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., H. El-Gamal, M. Wieser, and L. Palcsu, 2008. Modeling excess air and degassing in groundwater by equilibrium partitioning with a gas phase. Water Resour. Res. 44, W08449, doi:10.1029/2007WR006454.
37. Kluge, T., T. Marx, D. Scholz, S. Niggemann, A. Mangini, and W. Aeschbach-Hertig, 2008. A new tool for palaeoclimate reconstruction: Noble gas temperatures from fluid inclusions in speleothems. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 269: 407–414.
36. Kluge, T., J. Ilmberger, C. von Rohden, and W. Aeschbach-Hertig, 2007. Tracing and quantifying groundwater inflow into lakes using a simple method for radon-222 analysis. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 11: 1621–1631 (www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/11/1621/2007/).
35. Corcho Alvarado, J. A., R. Purtschert, F. Barbecot, C. Chabault, J. Ruedi, V. Schneider, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, R. Kipfer, and H.H. Loosli, 2007. Constraining the age distribution of highly mixed groundwater using 39Ar: a multiple environmental tracer (3H/3He, 85Kr, 39Ar and 14C) study in the semi-confined Fontainebleau Sands aquifer (France). Water Resour. Res. 43, W03427, doi:10.1029/2006WR005096.
34. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., C. P. Holzner, M. Hofer, M. Simona, A. Barbieri, and R. Kipfer, 2007. A time series of environmental tracer data from deep meromictic Lake Lugano, Switzerland. Limnol. Oceanogr. 52: 257-273.
33. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., 2007. Rebuttal of "On global forces of nature driving the Earth's climate. Are humans involved?" by L. F. Khilyuk and G. V. Chilingar, Env. Geol. 52: 1007-1009, DOI 10.1007/s00254-006-0519-3.
32. Edmunds, W. M., J. Z. Ma, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, R. Kipfer, and D. P. F. Darbyshire, 2006. Groundwater recharge history and hydrogeochemical evolution in the Minqin Basin, North West China. Appl. Geochem. 21: 2148-2170.
31. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., 2005. A comment on "Helium sources in passive margin aquifers—new evidence for a significant mantle 3He source in aquifers with unexpectedly low in situ 3He/4He production" by M. C. Castro [Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 222 (2004) 897–913], Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 240: 827-829.
30. Corcho Alvarado, J. A., R. Purtschert, K. Hinsby, L. Troldborg, M. Hofer, R. Kipfer, W. Aeschbach-Hertig and H.-A. Synal, 2005. 36Cl in modern groundwater dated by a multi tracer approach (3H/3He, SF6, CFC-12 and 85Kr): A case study in quaternary sand aquifers in the Odense Pilot River Basin, Denmark. Appl. Geochem. 20: 599-609.
29. Peeters, F., U. Beyerle, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, M. S. Brennwald and R. Kipfer, 2004. Response to the comment by G. Favreau, A. Guero and J. Seidel on “Improving noble gas based paleoclimate reconstruction and groundwater dating using 20Ne/22Ne ratios” (2003) Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 67, 587–600. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 68: 1437-1438.
28. Beyerle, U., J. Ruedi, M. Leuenberger, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, F. Peeters, R. Kipfer and A. Dodo, 2003. Evidence for periods of wetter and cooler climate in the Sahel between 6 and 40 kyr BP derived from groundwater. Geophys. Res. Lett. 30, DOI 10.1029/2002GL016310.
27. Brennwald, M. S., M. Hofer, F. Peeters, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, K. Strassmann, R. Kipfer and D. M. Imboden, 2003. Analysis of dissolved noble gases in the porewater of lacustrine sediments. Limnol. Oceanogr.: Methods 1: 51-62.
26. Holocher, J., F. Peeters, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, W. Kinzelbach and R. Kipfer, 2003. Kinetic model of gas bubble dissolution in groundwater and its implications for the dissolved gas composition. Environ. Sci. Technol. 37: 1337-1343.
25. Peeters, F., U. Beyerle, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, J. Holocher, M. S. Brennwald and R. Kipfer, 2003. Improving noble gas based paleoclimate reconstruction and groundwater dating using 20Ne/22Ne ratios. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 67: 587-600.
24. Lehmann, B. E., A. Love, R. Purtschert, P. Collon, H. H. Loosli, W. Kutschera, U. Beyerle, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, R. Kipfer, S. K. Frape, A. Herczeg, J. Moran, I. Tolstikhin and M. Groning, 2003. A comparison of groundwater dating with 81Kr, 36Cl and 4He in four wells of the Great Artesian Basin, Australia. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 211: 237-250.
23. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., J. F. Clark, M. Stute, R. Reuter and P. Schlosser, 2002. A paleotemperature record derived from dissolved noble gases in groundwater of the Aquia Aquifer (Maryland,USA). Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 66: 797-817.
22. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., M. Hofer, M. Schmid, R. Kipfer and D. M. Imboden, 2002. The physical structure and dynamics of a deep, meromictic crater lake (Lac Pavin, France). Hydrobiol. 487: 111-136.
21. Hofer M., F. Peeters, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, M. Brennwald, J. Holocher, D. M. Livingstone, V. Romanovski and R. Kipfer, 2002. Rapid deep-water renewal in Lake Issyk-Kul (Kyrgyzstan) indicated by transient tracers. Limnol. Oceanogr. 47: 1210-1216.
20. Holocher, J., F. Peeters, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, M. Hofer, M. Brennwald, W. Kinzelbach and R. Kipfer, 2002. Experimental investigations on the formation of excess air in quasi-saturated porous media. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 66: 4103-4117.
19. Winckler, G., W. Aeschbach-Hertig, J. Holocher, R. Kipfer, I. Levin, C. Poss, G. Rehder, E. Suess and P. Schlosser, 2002. Noble gases and radiocarbon in natural gas hydrates. Geophys. Res. Lett. 29, DOI 10.1029/2001GL014013.
18. Holocher, J., V. Matta, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, U. Beyerle, M. Hofer, F. Peeters and R. Kipfer, 2001. Noble gas and major element constraints on the water dynamics in an alpine floodplain. Ground Water 39: 841-852.
17. Winckler, G., W. Aeschbach-Hertig, R. Kipfer, R. Botz, A. P. Rubel, R. Bayer and P. Stoffers, 2001. Constraints on origin and evolution of Red Sea brines from a helium and argon isotopes. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 184: 671-683.
16. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., F. Peeters, U. Beyerle and R. Kipfer, 2000. Palaeotemperature reconstruction from noble gases in ground water taking into account equilibration with entrapped air. Nature 405: 1040-1044.
15. Beyerle, U., W. Aeschbach-Hertig, D. M. Imboden, H. Baur, T. Graf and R. Kipfer, 2000. A mass spectrometric system for the analysis of noble gases and tritium from water samples. Environ. Sci. Technol. 34: 2042-2050.
14. Peeters, F., R. Kipfer, D. Achermann, M. Hofer, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, U. Beyerle, D. M. Imboden, K. Rozanski and K. Frohlich, 2000. Analysis of deep-water exchange in the Caspian Sea based on environmental tracers. Deep-Sea Res. I 47: 621-654 .
13. Weyhenmeyer, C. E., S. J. Burns, H. N. Waber, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, R. Kipfer, H. H. Loosli and A. Matter, 2000. Cool glacial temperatures and changes in moisture source recorded in Oman groundwaters. Science 287: 842-845.
12. Winckler, G., R. Kipfer, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, R. Botz, M. Schmidt, S. Schuler and R. Bayer, 2000. Sub sea floor boiling of Red Sea Brines: New indication from noble gas data. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 64: 1567-1575.
11. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., M. Hofer, R. Kipfer, D. Imboden and R. Wieler, 1999. Accumulation of mantle gases in a permanently stratified volcanic Lake (Lac Pavin, France). Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 63: 3357-3372.
10. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., F. Peeters, U. Beyerle and R. Kipfer, 1999. Interpretation of dissolved atmospheric noble gases in natural waters. Water Resour. Res. 35: 2779-2792.
9. Beyerle, U., W. Aeschbach-Hertig, M. Hofer, D. M. Imboden, H. Baur and R. Kipfer, 1999. Infiltration of river water to a shallow aquifer investigated with 3H/3He, noble gases and CFCs. J. Hydrol. 220: 169-185.
8. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., P.Schlosser, M. Stute, H. J. Simpson, A. Ludin and J. F. Clark, 1998. A 3H/3He study of groundwater flow in a fractured bedrock aquifer. Ground Water 36: 661-670.
7. Beyerle, U., R. Purtschert, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, D. M. Imboden, H.H. Loosli, R. Wieler and R. Kipfer, 1998. Climate and groundwater recharge during the last glaciation in an ice-covered region. Science 282: 731-734.
6. Hofer, M., W. Aeschbach-Hertig, U. Beyerle, S. B. Haderlein, E. Hoehn, T. B. Hofstetter, A. Johnson, R. Kipfer, A. Ulrich and D. M. Imboden, 1997. Tracers as essential tools for the investigation of physical and chemical processes in groundwater systems. Chimia 51: 941-946.
5. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., R. Kipfer, M. Hofer, D. M. Imboden and H. Baur, 1996. Density-driven exchange between the basins of Lake Lucerne (Switzerland) traced with the 3H-3He method. Limnol. Oceanogr. 41: 707-721. 
4. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., R. Kipfer, M. Hofer, D. M. Imboden, R. Wieler and P. Signer, 1996. Quantification of gas fluxes from the subcontinental mantle: The example of Laacher See, a maar lake in Germany. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 60: 31-41.
3. Kipfer, R., W. Aeschbach-Hertig, M. Hofer, R. Hohmann, D. M. Imboden, H. Baur, V. Golubev and J. Klerkx, 1996. Bottomwater formation due to hydrothermal activity in Frolikha Bay, Lake Baikal, Eastern Siberia. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 60: 961-971.
2. Kipfer, R., W. Aeschbach-Hertig, H. Baur, M. Hofer, D. M. Imboden and P. Signer, 1994. Injection of mantle type helium into Lake Van (Turkey): The clue for quantifying deep water renewal. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 125: 357-370.
1. Wuest, A., W. Aeschbach-Hertig, H. Baur, M. Hofer, R. Kipfer and M. Schurter, 1992. Density structure and tritium-helium age of deep hypolimnetic water in the northern basin of Lake Lugano. Aquat. Sci. 54: 205-218.

Book chapters (reviewed)
3. Kipfer, R., W. Aeschbach-Hertig, F. Peeters and M. Stute, 2002. Noble gases in lakes and ground waters. In: Porcelli, D., C. Ballentine, R. Wieler (eds.), Noble gases in geochemistry and cosmochemistry. Rev. Mineral. Geochem. 47: 615-700.
2. Loosli, H. H., W. Aeschbach-Hertig, F. Barbecot, P. Blaser, W. G. Darling, L. Dever, W. M. Edmunds, R. Kipfer, R. Purtschert and K. Walraevens, 2001. Isotopic methods and their hydrogeochemical context in the investigation of palaeowaters. In: Edmunds, W. M. and C. J. Milne (eds.), Palaeowaters in Coastal Europe: Evolution of groundwater since the late Pleistocene. Geol. Soc. London Special Publications 189: 193-212.
1. Purtschert, R., U. Beyerle, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, R. Kipfer and H. H. Loosli, 2001. Palaeowaters from the Glatt Valley, Switzerland. In: Edmunds, W. M. and C. J. Milne (eds.), Palaeowaters in Coastal Europe: Evolution of groundwater since the late Pleistocene. Geol. Soc. London Special Publications 189: 155-162.

Unreviewed scientific publications (reports, proceedings, articles, theses)
23. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., 2009. Clean coal and sparkling water. Nature 458: 583-584.
22. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., 2008. Jahrtausende alte Wasser. Ruperto Carola 2/08: 38-43. http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/presse/ruca/ruca08-2/jah.html.
21. Scheidegger, Y., T. Kluge, R. Kipfer, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, R. Wieler, 2008. Paleotemperature reconstruction using noble gas concentrations in speleothem fluid inclusions. PAGES News 16: 10-12.
20. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., H. El-Gamal, K. Dahab, R. Friedrich, R. Kipfer, I. Hajdas, 2007. Identifying and dating the origin of groundwater resources in reclamation areas of Egypt. In: Advances in Isotope Hydrology and its Role in Sustainable Water Resources Management (HIS-2007), Proceedings of a Symposium, Vienna, 21-25 May 2007. IAEA, Vienna, STI/PUB/1310, Vol. 2: 395-403.
19. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., 2007. Book review of "Use of Chlorofluorocarbons in Hydrology: A Guidebook". Isotopes Environ Health Studies 43: 177-178.
18. Lippmann-Pipke, J., W. Aeschbach-Hertig (eds.), 2007. 4th Mini Conference on Noble Gases in the Hydrosphere and in Natural Gas Reservoirs. Abstract Volume. GFZ Potsdam, Germany, 28.02.-02.03.2007. doi 10.2312/GFZ.mga.050.
17. Kreuzer, A., C. Zongyu, R. Kipfer and W. Aeschbach-Hertig, 2006. Environmental Tracers in Groundwater of the North China Plain. In: Isotopes in Environmental Studies - Aquatic Forum 2004. IAEA, Vienna, C&S Papers Series 26/P: 136-139.
16. Waber, H. N., F. J. Pearson, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, L. Eichinger, B. E. Lehmann and H. H. Loosli, 2003. Sondierbohrung Benken: Hydrochemical and hydroisotopic characterisation of groundwaters. Nagra-Report NIB 99-46, Nagra, Switzerland.
15. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., 2002. Klimaarchiv im Grundwasser. Physik in unserer Zeit 33 (4): 160-166.
14. Kinzelbach, W., W. Aeschbach, C. Alberich, I. B. Goni, U. Beyerle, P. Brunner, W.-H. Chiang, J. Ruedi and K. Zoellmann, 2002. A survey of methods for analysing groundwater recharge in arid and semi-arid regions. Early Warning and Assessment Report Series UNEP/DEWA/RS.02-2, United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi, Kenya.
13. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., U. Beyerle, J. Holocher, F. Peeters and R. Kipfer, 2002. Excess air in groundwater as a potential indicator of past environmental changes. In: Study of Environmental Change using Isotope Techniques. IAEA, Vienna, C&S Papers Series 13/P: 174-183.
12. Huneau, F., B. Blavoux, W. Aeschbach-Hertig and R. Kipfer, 2002. Palaeogroundwaters of the Valreas Miocene aquifer (Southeastern France) as archives of the LGM/Holocene transition in the Western Mediterranean region. In: Study of Environmental Change using Isotope Techniques. IAEA, Vienna, C&S Papers Series 13/P: 84-90.
11. Kipfer, R., W. Aeschbach-Hertig, U. Beyerle, M. Brennwald, M. Hofer, J. Holocher und F. Peeters, 2001. Konservative Elemente auf neuen Wegen. EAWAG News 52D, September 2001: 20-21.
10. Kipfer, R., W. Aeschbach-Hertig, U. Beyerle und J. Holocher, 2000. Zeitreisen des Grundwassers. EAWAG News 49D, September 2000: 12-14.
9. Beyerle, U., W. Aeschbach-Hertig, F. Peeters, R. Kipfer, R. Purtschert, B. Lehmann, H. H. Loosli and A. Love, 1999. Noble gas data from the Great Artesian Basin provide a temperature record of Australia on time scales of 105 years. In: International symposium on isotope techniques in water resources development and management. IAEA, Vienna. IAEA-CSP-2/C (CD): 97-103.
8. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., M. Hofer und R. Kipfer, 1998. Spurenstoffe zur Analyse von Wasserkreislaufen. EAWAG News 46D, Dezember 1998: 15-17.
7. Schlosser, P., S. D. Shapiro, M. Stute and W. Aeschbach-Hertig, 1998. Tritium/3He measurements in young groundwater: Chronologies for environmental records. In: Isotope techniques in the study of environmental change. IAEA, Vienna. p. 165-189.
6. Loosli, H. H., B. Lehmann, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, R. Kipfer, M. Edmunds, L. Eichinger, K. Rozanski, M. Stute and R. Vaikmae, 1998. Tools used to study paleoclimate help in water management. EOS. 79: 576+582.
5. Beyerle, U., R. Kipfer, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, D. Imboden und E. Hoehn, 1997. Eiszeitliches Grundwasser im oberen Glattal - ein Klimaarchiv der Vergangenheit. EAWAG Jahresbericht 1996: 63-65.
4. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., 1994. Helium and tritium as tracers for physical processes in lakes. Diss. ETH Nr. 10714, ETH Zurich.
3. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., R. Kipfer, M. Hofer und D. M. Imboden, 1993. CO2 und andere Gase in vulkanischen Seen: Archiv magmatischer Prozesse. EAWAG Jahresbericht 1992: 27-28.
2. Wuest, A., W. Aeschbach, M. Hofer, R. Kipfer and M. Schurter, 1990. Dichtestruktur und Alter des hypolimnischen Tiefenwassers im Luganersee-Nordbecken. In: Limnological Aspects and Management of the Lake of Lugano. Swiss Limnological Society, Lugano.
1. Aeschbach, W., 1989. Vorstudie zur photoakustischen Stark-Spektroskopie mit Isotopen CO2-Lasern. Diplomarbeit, ETH Zurich.

Newspaper articles
Aeschbach-Hertig, W., 2000. Luft im Grundwasser - kein Storfaktor mehr. Neue Zurcher Zeitung, 12. 7. 2000, S. 56.
Aeschbach-Hertig, W., 1998. Wie kalt war es in Zurich vor 20 000 Jahren? Neue Zurcher Zeitung, 4. 11. 1998, S. 69.
Aeschbach-Hertig, W., 1997. Kalte Vergangenheit – heisse Zukunft? Neue Zurcher Zeitung, 25. 6. 1997, S. 73.
Aeschbach-Hertig, W., 1997. Vierwaldstattersee: helvetischer Modell-Ozean? Neue Zurcher Zeitung, 16. 4. 1997, S. 65.
Aeschbach, W., 1987. Riesenteleskop fur Europa. Tages-Anzeiger, 22. 12. 1987, S. 55.

Teaching material (lecture notes etc.)
M. Fischer, D. M. Imboden, H. R. Ott, 2002, Anleitungen zum Integrierten Grundpraktikum III, Physik. 9. Auflage, vollstandig uberarbeitet von Y. Tomonaga und W. Aeschbach-Hertig. Dept. Umweltwissenschaften, ETH Zurich.
Aeschbach-Hertig, W., 2006. Physik aquatischer Systeme I. Vorlesungsskript, Universitat Heidelberg.

 

Papers in scientific journals (incl. book chapters)

  1. Wüest, A., W. Aeschbach-Hertig, H. Baur, M. Hofer, R. Kipfer and M. Schurter, 1992. Density structure and tritium-helium age of deep hypolimnetic water in the northern basin of Lake Lugano. Aquat. Sci. 54: 205-218. pdf

  2. Kipfer, R., W. Aeschbach-Hertig, H. Baur, M. Hofer, D.M. Imboden and P. Signer, 1994. Injection of mantle type helium into Lake Van (Turkey): The clue for quantifying deep water renewal. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 125: 357-370. pdf

  3. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., R. Kipfer, M. Hofer, D.M. Imboden, R. Wieler and P. Signer, 1996. Quantification of gas fluxes from the subcontinental mantle: The example of Laacher See, a maar lake in Germany. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 60: 31-41. abstract pdf

  4. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., R. Kipfer, M. Hofer, D.M. Imboden and H. Baur, 1996. Density-driven exchange between the basins of Lake Lucerne (Switzerland) traced with the 3H-3He method. Limnol. Oceanogr. 41: 707-721. abstract pdf

  5. Kipfer, R., W. Aeschbach-Hertig, M. Hofer, R. Hohmann, D. M. Imboden, H. Baur, V. Golubev and J. Klerkx, 1996. Bottomwater formation due to hydrothermal activity in Frolikha Bay, Lake Baikal, Eastern Siberia. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 60: 961-971. pdf

  6. Hofer, M., W. Aeschbach-Hertig, U. Beyerle, S. B. Haderlein, E. Hoehn, T. B. Hofstetter, A. Johnson, R. Kipfer, A. Ulrich and D.M. Imboden, 1997. Tracers as essential tools for the investigation of physical and chemical processes in groundwater systems. Chimia 51: 941-946. pdf

  7. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., P.Schlosser, M. Stute, H. J. Simpson, A. Ludin and J. F. Clark, 1998. A 3H/3He study of groundwater flow in a fractured bedrock aquifer. Ground Water 36: 661-670. pdf

  8. Beyerle, U., R. Purtschert, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, D.M. Imboden, H.H. Loosli, R. Wieler and R. Kipfer, 1998. Climate and groundwater recharge during the last glaciation in an ice-covered region. Science 282: 731-734. pdf

  9. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., F. Peeters, U. Beyerle and R. Kipfer, 1999. Interpretation of dissolved atmospheric noble gases in natural waters. Water Resour. Res. 35: 2779-2792. pdf

  10. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., M. Hofer, R. Kipfer, D. Imboden and R. Wieler, 1999. Accumulation of mantle gases in a permanently stratified volcanic Lake (Lac Pavin, France). Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 63: 3357-3372. pdf

  11. Beyerle, U., W. Aeschbach-Hertig, M. Hofer, D.M. Imboden, H. Baur and R. Kipfer, 1999. Infiltration of river water to a shallow aquifer investigated with 3H/3He, noble gases and CFCs. J. Hydrol. 220: 169-185. pdf

  12. Peeters, F., R. Kipfer, D. Achermann, M. Hofer, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, U. Beyerle, D.M. Imboden, K. Rozanski and K. Fröhlich, 2000. Analysis of deep-water exchange in the Caspian Sea based on environmental tracers. Deep-Sea Res. I 47: 621-654. pdf

  13. Weyhenmeyer, C. E., S. J. Burns, H. N. Waber, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, R. Kipfer, H. H. Loosli and A. Matter, 2000. Cool glacial temperatures and changes in moisture source recorded in Oman groundwaters. Science 287: 842-845. pdf

  14. Winckler, G., R. Kipfer, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, R. Botz, M. Schmidt, S. Schuler and R. Bayer, 2000. Sub sea floor boiling of Red Sea Brines: New indication from noble gas data. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 64: 1567-1575. pdf

  15. Beyerle, U., W. Aeschbach-Hertig, D. M. Imboden, H. Baur, T. Graf and R. Kipfer, 2000. A mass spectrometric system for the analysis of noble gases and tritium from water samples. Environ. Sci. Technol. 34: 2042-2050. pdf

  16. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., F. Peeters, U. Beyerle and R. Kipfer, 2000. Palaeotemperature reconstruction from noble gases in ground water taking into account equilibration with entrapped air. Nature 405: 1040-1044. pdf

  17. Winckler, G., W. Aeschbach-Hertig, R. Kipfer, R. Botz, A. P. Rübel, R. Bayer and P. Stoffers, 2001. Constraints on origin and evolution of Red Sea brines from helium and argon isotopes. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 184: 671-683. pdf

  18. Loosli, H. H., W. Aeschbach-Hertig, F. Barbecot, P. Blaser, W. G. Darling, L. Dever, W. M. Edmunds, R. Kipfer, R. Purtschert and K. Walraevens, 2001. Isotopic methods and their hydrogeochemical context in the investigation of palaeowaters. In: Edmunds, W. M. and C. J. Milne (eds.), Palaeowaters in Coastal Europe: Evolution of groundwater since the late Pleistocene. Geol. Soc. London Special Publications, 189: 193-212. pdf

  19. Purtschert, R., U. Beyerle, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, R. Kipfer and H. H. Loosli, 2001. Palaeowaters from the Glatt Valley, Switzerland. In: Edmunds, W. M. and C. J. Milne (eds.), Palaeowaters in Coastal Europe: Evolution of groundwater since the late Pleistocene. Geol. Soc. London Special Publications, 189: 155-162. pdf

  20. Holocher, J., V. Matta, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, U. Beyerle, M. Hofer, F. Peeters and R. Kipfer, 2001. Noble gas and major element constraints on the water dynamics in an alpine floodplain. Ground Water, 39: 841-852. pdf

  21. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., J. F. Clark, M. Stute, R. Reuter and P. Schlosser, 2002. A paleotemperature record derived from dissolved noble gases in groundwater of the Aquia Aquifer (Maryland,USA). Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 66: 797-817. pdf

  22. Hofer M., F. Peeters, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, M. Brennwald, J. Holocher, D. M. Livingstone, V. Romanovski and R. Kipfer, 2002. Rapid deep-water renewal in Lake Issyk-Kul (Kyrgyzstan) indicated by transient tracers. Limnol. Oceanogr., 47: 1210-1216. pdf

  23. Winckler, G., W. Aeschbach-Hertig, J. Holocher, R. Kipfer, I. Levin, C. Poss, G. Rehder, E. Suess and P. Schlosser, 2002. Noble gases and radiocarbon in natural gas hydrates. Geophys. Res. Lett. 29, DOI 10.1029/2001GL014013. pdf

  24. Kipfer, R., W. Aeschbach-Hertig, F. Peeters and M. Stute, 2002. Noble gases in lakes and ground waters. In: Porcelli, D. et al. (eds.), Noble gases in geochemistry and cosmochemistry. Rev. Mineral. Geochem., 47: 615-700. Order here... preprint: text, figures

  25. Holocher, J., F. Peeters, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, M. Hofer, M. Brennwald, W. Kinzelbach and R. Kipfer, 2002. Experimental investigations on the formation of excess air in quasi-saturated porous media. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 66: 4103-4117. pdf

  26. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., M. Hofer, M. Schmid, R. Kipfer and D. M. Imboden, 2002. The physical structure and dynamics of a deep, meromictic crater lake (Lac Pavin, France). Hydrobiol. 487: 111-136. pdf

  27. Peeters, F., U. Beyerle, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, J. Holocher, M. S. Brennwald and R. Kipfer, 2003. Improving noble gas based paleoclimate reconstruction and groundwater dating using 20Ne/22Ne ratios. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 67: 587-600. pdf

  28. Beyerle, U., J. Rüedi, M. Leuenberger, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, F. Peeters, R. Kipfer and A. Dodo, 2003. Evidence for periods of wetter and cooler climate in the Sahel between 6 and 40 kyr BP derived from groundwater. Geophys. Res. Lett. 30, DOI 10.1029/2002GL016310. pdf

  29. Holocher, J., F. Peeters, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, W. Kinzelbach and R. Kipfer, 2003. Kinetic model of gas bubble dissolution in groundwater and its implications for the dissolved gas composition. Environ. Sci. Technol. 37: 1337-1343. pdf, suppl

  30. Lehmann, B. E., A. Love, R. Purtschert, P. Collon, H. H. Loosli, W. Kutschera, U. Beyerle, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, R. Kipfer, S. K. Frape, A. Herczeg, J. Moran, I. Tolstikhin and M. Gröning, 2003. A comparison of groundwater dating with 81Kr, 36Cl and 4He in four wells of the Great Artesian Basin, Australia. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 211: 237-250. pdf

  31. Brennwald, M. S., M. Hofer, F. Peeters, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, K. Strassmann, R. Kipfer and D. M. Imboden, 2003. Analysis of dissolved noble gases in the porewater of lacustrine sediments. Limnol. Oceanogr.: Methods 1: 51-62. on L&OM site ; pdf

  32. Peeters, F., U. Beyerle, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, M. S. Brennwald and R. Kipfer, 2004. Response to the comment by G. Favreau, A. Guero, and J. Seidel on "Improving noble gas based paleoclimate reconstruction and groundwater dating using 20Ne/22Ne ratios" (2003) Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 67, 587-600. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 68: 1437-1438. pdf  original paper

  33. Corcho Alvarado, J. A., R. Purtschert, K. Hinsby, L. Troldborg, M. Hofer, R. Kipfer, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, H.-A. Synal, 2005. 36Cl in modern groundwater dated by a multi tracer approach (3H/3He, SF6, CFC-12 and 85Kr): A case study in quaternary sand aquifers in the Odense Pilot River Basin, Denmark. Appl. Geochem. 20: 599-609. pdf

  34. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., 2005. A comment on "Helium sources in passive margin aquifers - new evidence for a significant mantle 3He source in aquifers with unexpectedly low in situ 3He/ 4He production" by M. C. Castro [Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 222 (2004) 897-913], Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 240: 827-829. pdf

  35. Edmunds, W. M., J. Z. Ma, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, R. Kipfer, D. P. F. Darbyshire, 2006. Groundwater recharge history and hydrogeochemical evolution in the Minqin Basin, North West China. Appl. Geochem., 21: 2148-2170. on sciencedirect

  36. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., 2007. Rebuttal of "On global forces of nature driving the Earth's climate. Are humans involved?" by L. F. Khilyuk and G. V. Chilingar, Env. Geol. 52: 1007-1009, DOI 10.1007/s00254-006-0519-3. on Env Geol site

  37. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., C. P. Holzner, M. Hofer, M. Simona, A. Barbieri and R. Kipfer, 2007. A time series of environmental tracer data from deep meromictic Lake Lugano, Switzerland. Limnol. Oceanogr. 52: 257-273.  on L&O site

  38. Corcho Alvarado, J. A., R. Purtschert, F. Barbecot, C. Chabault, J. Rüedi, V. Schneider, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, R. Kipfer, and H.H. Loosli, 2007. Constraining the age distribution of highly mixed groundwater using 39Ar: a multiple environmental tracer (3H/3He, 85Kr, 39Ar and 14C) study in the semi-confined Fontainebleau Sands aquifer (France). Water Resour. Res. 43, W03427, doi:10.1029/2006WR005096. on WRR site

  39. Kluge, T., J. Ilmberger, C. von Rohden, and W. Aeschbach-Hertig, 2007. Tracing and quantifying groundwater inflow into lakes using a simple method for radon-222 analysis. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 11, 1621-1631 (http://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/11/1621/2007/)

  40. Kluge, T., T. Marx, D. Scholz, S. Niggemann, A. Mangini, and W. Aeschbach-Hertig, 2008. A new tool for palaeoclimate reconstruction: Noble gas temperatures from fluid inclusions in speleothems. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 269: 407-414. on sciencedirect

  41. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., H. El-Gamal, M. Wieser, and L. Palcsu, 2008. Modeling excess air and degassing in groundwater by equilibrium partitioning with a gas phase. Water Resour. Res. 44, W08449, doi:10.1029/2007WR006454. on WRR site

  42. Kreuzer, A. M., C. von Rohden, R. Friedrich, Z. Chen, J. Shi, I. Hajdas, R. Kipfer, and W. Aeschbach-Hertig, 2009. A record of temperature and monsoon over the past 40 kyr from groundwater in the North China Plain. Chem. Geol., 259: 168-180. on sciencedirect

  43. Holzner, C. P., W. Aeschbach-Hertig, M. Simona, M. Veronesi, D. M. Imboden, and R. Kipfer, 2009. Exceptional mixing events in meromictic Lake Lugano (Switzerland/Italy), studied using environmental tracers. Limnol. Oceanogr. 54: 1113-1124. on L&O site

  44. Corcho Alvarado, J. A., F. Barbecot, R. Purtschert, M. Gillon, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, and R. Kipfer, 2009. European climate variations over the past half-millennium reconstructed from groundwater. Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L15703, doi:10.1029/2009GL038826. on GRL site

  45. Welte, J., I. Steinke, M. Henrich, F. Ritterbusch, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, W. Schwarz, M. Trieloff, and M. K. Oberthaler, 2009. Hyperfine spectroscopy of the 1s5-2p9 transition of 39Ar. Rev. Sci. Instr., accepted.

  46. Shotyk, W., M. Krachler, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, S. Hillier, and J. C. Zheng, 2010. Trace elements in recent groundwater of an artesian flow system and comparison with snow: enrichments, depletions, and chemical evolution of the water. J. Environ. Monit., DOI: 10.1039/b909723f. Advance article on JEM site

 

Other publications (proceedings, reports, etc.)

  1. Wüest, A., W. Aeschbach, M. Hofer, R. Kipfer and M. Schurter, 1990. Dichtestruktur und Alter des hypolimnischen Tiefenwassers im Luganersee-Nordbecken. In: Limnological Aspects and Management of the Lake of Lugano. Swiss Limnological Society, Lugano.

  2. Schlosser, P., S. D. Shapiro, M. Stute and W. Aeschbach-Hertig, 1998. Tritium/3He measurements in young groundwater: Chronologies for environmental records. In: Isotope techniques in the study of environmental change. IAEA, Vienna. p. 165-189.

  3. Loosli, H. H., B. Lehmann, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, R. Kipfer, M. Edmunds, L. Eichinger, K. Rozanski, M. Stute und R. Vaikmäe, 1998. Tools used to study paleoclimate help in water management. EOS. 79: 576+582.

  4. Beyerle, U., W. Aeschbach-Hertig, F. Peeters, R. Kipfer, R. Purtschert, B. Lehmann, H. H. Loosli and A. Love, 1999. Noble gas data from the Great Artesian Basin provide a temperature record of Australia on time scales of 105 years. In: International symposium on isotope techniques in water resources development and management. IAEA, Vienna. IAEA-CSP-2/C (CD): 97-103. abstract

  5. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., U. Beyerle, J. Holocher, F. Peeters and R. Kipfer, 2002. Excess air in groundwater as a potential indicator of past environmental changes. In: Study of Environmental Change using Isotope Techniques. IAEA, Vienna, C&S Papers Series 13/P: 174-183. pdf

  6. Huneau, F., B. Blavoux, W. Aeschbach-Hertig and R. Kipfer, 2002. Palaeogroundwaters of the Valréas Miocene aquifer (Southeastern France) as archives of the LGM/Holocene transition in the Western Mediterranean region. In: Study of Environmental Change using Isotope Techniques. IAEA, Vienna, C&S Papers Series 13/P: 84-90. pdf

  7. Kinzelbach, W., W. Aeschbach, C. Alberich, I. B. Goni, U. Beyerle, P. Brunner, W.-H. Chiang, J. Rüedi, and K. Zoellmann, 2002. A survey of methods for analysing groundwater recharge in arid and semi-arid regions. Early Warning and Assessment Report Series UNEP/DEWA/RS.02-2, United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi, Kenya. download from UNEP; pdf direct

  8. Waber, H. N., F. J. Pearson, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, L. Eichinger, B. E. Lehmann, H. H. Loosli, 2003. Sondierbohrung Benken: Hydrochemical and hydroisotopic characterisation of groundwaters. Nagra-Report NIB 99-46, Nagra, Switzerland.

  9. Kreuzer, A. M., C. Zongyu, R. Kipfer, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, 2006. Environmental Tracers in Groundwater of the North China Plain. In: Isotopes in Environmental Studies - Aquatic Forum 2004. IAEA, Vienna, C&S Papers Series 26/P: 136-139. pdf

  10. Lippmann-Pipke, J. W. Aeschbach-Hertig (eds.), 2007. 4th Mini Conference on Noble Gases in the Hydrosphere and in Natural Gas Reservoirs. Abstract Volume. GFZ Potsdam, Germany, 28.02.-02.03.2007. doi 10.2312/GFZ.mga.050.   proceedings   link to conference website

  11. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., 2007. Book review of "Use of Chlorofluorocarbons in Hydrology: A Guidebook". Isotopes Environ Health Studies 43: 177-178. on IEHS site

  12. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., H. El-Gamal, K. Dahab, R. Friedrich, R. Kipfer, I. Hajdas, 2007. Identifying and dating the origin of groundwater resources in reclamation areas of Egypt. In: Advances in Isotope Hydrology and its Role in Sustainable Water Resources Management (HIS-2007), Proceedings of a Symposium, Vienna, 21-25 May 2007. IAEA, Vienna, STI/PUB/1310, Vol. 2: 395-403. pdf

  13. Scheidegger, Y., T. Kluge, R. Kipfer, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, R. Wieler, 2008. Paleotemperature reconstruction using noble gas concentrations in speleothem fluid inclusions. PAGES News 16: 10-12. pdf

  14. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., 2009. Clean coal and sparkling water. Nature 458: 583-584.

 

Diploma and PhD theses

Aeschbach, W., 1989. Vorstudie zur photoakustischen Stark-Spektroskopie mit Isotopen CO2-Lasern. Diploma thesis, ETH Zürich.
Aeschbach-Hertig, W., 1994. Helium und Tritium als Tracer für physikalische Prozesse in Seen. Diss. ETH Nr. 10714, ETH Zürich. Files for download

 

EAWAG Publications

  1. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., R. Kipfer, M. Hofer und D. M. Imboden, 1993. CO2 und andere Gase in vulkanischen Seen: Archiv magmatischer Prozesse. EAWAG Jahresbericht 1992: 27-28.

  2. Beyerle, U., R. Kipfer, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, D. Imboden und E. Hoehn, 1997. Eiszeitliches Grundwasser im oberen Glattal - ein Klimaarchiv der Vergangenheit. EAWAG Jahresbericht 1996: 63-65.

  3. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., M. Hofer und R. Kipfer, 1998. Spurenstoffe zur Analyse von Wasserkreisläufen. EAWAG News 46D, Dezember 1998: 15-17.

  4. Kipfer, R., W. Aeschbach-Hertig, U. Beyerle, J. Holocher, 2000. Zeitreisen des Grundwassers. EAWAG News 49D, September 2000: 12-14. pdf

  5. Kipfer, R., W. Aeschbach-Hertig, U. Beyerle, M. Brennwald, M. Hofer, J. Holocher und F. Peeters, 2001. Konservative Elemente auf neuen Wegen. EAWAG News 52D, September 2001: 20-21. pdf

 

Newspaper and Magazine Articles

  1. Aeschbach, W., 1987. Riesenteleskop für Europa. Tages-Anzeiger, 22. 12. 1987, S. 55.

  2. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., 1997. Vierwaldstättersee: helvetischer Modell-Ozean? Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 16. 4. 1997, S. 65.

  3. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., 1997. Kalte Vergangenheit - heisse Zukunft? Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 25. 6. 1997, S. 73.

  4. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., 1998. Wie kalt war es in Zürich vor 20 000 Jahren? Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 4. 11. 1998, S. 69.

  5. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., 2000. Luft im Grundwasser - kein Störfaktor mehr. Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 12. 7. 2000, p. 56. pdf

  6. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., 2002. Klimaarchiv im Grundwasser. Physik in unserer Zeit 33 (4): 160-166. pdf

  7. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., 2008. Jahrtausende alte Wasser. Ruperto Carola 2/08: 38-43.

 

Teaching material

  1. M. Fischer, D. M. Imboden, H. R. Ott, 2002, Anleitungen zum Integrierten Grundpraktikum III, Physik. 9. Auflage, vollständig überarbeitet von Y. Tomonaga und W. Aeschbach-Hertig. Dept. Umweltwissenschaften, ETH Zürich.

  2. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., 2006. Physik aquatischer Systeme I. Vorlesungsskript, Universität Heidelberg.

  3. Aeschbach-Hertig, W., 2006. Physics of aquatic systems II (Isotope Hydrology). Lecture notes, Universität Heidelberg.

  4. Further teaching material


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