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Grundwasser und Paläoklima - Papers

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  • Kaudse, T., R. Bani-Khalaf, R. Tuffaha, F. Freundt, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, 2016. Noble gases reveal the complex groundwater mixing pattern and origin of salinization in the Azraq Oasis, Jordan. Appl. Geochem. 66: 114-128.


  • Wei W., W. Aeschbach-Hertig, Z. Chen, 2015. Identification of He sources and estimation of He ages in groundwater of the North China Plain. Appl. Geochem. 63: 182-189.


  • Kluge, T., Aeschbach-Hertig, W., 2014. Verschlossene Vergangenheit. Tropfsteine als Klimaarchive. Ruperto Carola 5/14: 128-135.

  • Visser A., E. Fourre, F. Barbecot, L. Aquilina, T. Labasque, V. Vergnaud, B. K. Esse, Contributors from participating laboratories, 2014. Intercomparison of tritium and noble gases analyses, 3H/3He ages and derived parameters excess air and recharge temperature. Appl. Geochem. 50: 130-141.

  • Labasque T., L. Aquilina, V. Vergnaud, F. Barbecot, Contributors from participating laboratories, 2014. Inter-laboratory comparison of the analyses of sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) and three chlorofluorocarbons (CFC-11, -12 and -113) in groundwater and an air standard. Appl. Geochem. 50: 118-129.

  • Ritterbusch, F., S. Ebser, J. Welte, T. Reichel, A. Kersting, R. Purtschert, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, M. K. Oberthaler, 2014. Groundwater dating with Atom Trap Trace Analysis of 39Ar. Geophys. Res. Lett., doi: 10.1002/2014GL061120.

  • Aeschbach-Hertig, W., 2014. Radiokrypton dating finally takes off. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 111: 6856-6857.

  • Kluge, T., T. Marx, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, C. Spotl, D.K. Richter, 2014. Noble gas concentrations in fluid inclusions as tracer for the origin of coarse-crystalline cryogenic cave carbonates. Chem. Geol. 368: 54-62.

  • Sander, T., T. Marx, J. Engel, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, 2014. Reproducibility and accuracy of noble gas measurements on water samples in the microlitre range. Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 28: 42-48.


  • Friedrich, R., G. Vero, C. von Rohden, B. Lessmann, R. Kipfer, and W. Aeschbach-Hertig, 2013. Factors controlling terrigenic SF6 in young groundwater of the Odenwald region (Germany). Appl. Geochem. 33: 318?329.

  • Aeschbach-Hertig, W. and D.K. Solomon, 2013. Noble gas thermometry in groundwater hydrology, in: Burnard, P. (Ed.), The noble gases as geochemical tracers. Advances in Isotope Geochemistry. Springer Verlag, pp. 81-122. Preprint

  • Utting, N., B. Lauriol, N. Mochnacz, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, I. Clark, 2013. Noble gas and isotope geochemistry in western Canadian Arctic watersheds: tracing groundwater recharge in permafrost terrain. Hydrogeol. Hydrogeol. J., 21: 79-91 .

  • Kluge, T., H. P. Affek, T. Marx, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, D. F. C. Riechelmann, D. Scholz, S. Riechelmann, A. Immenhauser, D. K. Richter, J. Fohlmeister, A. Wackerbarth, A. Mangini, and C. Spotl, 2013. Reconstruction of drip-water δ 18O based on calcite oxygen and clumped isotopes of speleothems from Bunker Cave (Germany). Clim. Past 9: 377-391.

  • Freundt, F., T. Schneider and W. Aeschbach-Hertig, 2013. Response of noble gas partial pressures in soil air to oxygen depletion, Chem. Geol. 339: 283-290.

  • Jung, M., M. Wieser, A. von Oehsen and W. Aeschbach-Hertig, 2013. Properties of the closed-system equilibration model for dissolved noble gases in groundwater, Chem. Geol., 339: 291-300.


  • Aeschbach-Hertig, W., and T. Gleeson, 2012. Regional strategies for the accelerating global problem of groundwater depletion. Nature Geoscience, 5: 853-861.

  • Kluge, T., C. von Rohden, P. Sonntag, S. Lorenz, M. Wieser, W. Aeschbach-Hertig and J. Ilmberger, 2012. Localising and quantifying groundwater inflow into lakes using high-precision 222Rn profiles. J. of Hydrology, 450-451: 70-81.

  • Tröndle, T., U. Platt, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, K. Pfeilsticker, 2012. Erneuerbare Energie fur Europa. Phys. Unserer Zeit, Vol. 43(6): 300-306.

  • Utting, N., I. Clark, B. Lauriol, M. Wieser and W. Aeschbach-Hertig, 2012. Origin and flow dynamics of perennial groundwater in continuous permafrost terrain using isotopes and noble gases: Case study of the Fishing Branch River, Northern Yukon, Canada. Permafrost Periglac., 23 Vol. 2: 91-106.


  • Wieser, M., W. Aeschbach-Hertig, T. Schneider, R. D. Deshpande, S. K. Gupta, 2011. A temperature and monsoon record derived from environmental tracers in groundwater of Northwest India. In: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Isotopes in Hydrology, Marine Ecosystems, and Climate Change Studies, IAEA, Monaco, 2011. IAEA-CN-186-029.

  • Sanford, W. E., W. Aeschbach-Hertig, A. Herczeg, 2011. Preface: Insights from environmental tracers in groundwater systems. Hydrogeol. J., 19: 1-3.


  • 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).

  • Newman, B. D.; K. Osenbruck; W. Aeschbach-Hertig; D. K. Solomon; P. Cook; K. Rozanski; R. Kipfer, 2010. Dating of 'young' groundwaters using environmental tracers: advantages, applications, and research needs. Isotopes in Environ. and Health Studies, 46(3): 259- 278.
  • Kluge, T., D.F.C. Riechelmann, M. Wieser, C. Spotl, J. Sultenfuß, A. Schroder-Ritzrau, S. Niggemann, W. Aeschbach-Hertig, 2010. Dating cave drip water by tritium. J. of Hydrology, 394: 396-406.
  • 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, 25:1038-1044.
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Aeschbach-Hertig, W., 2009. Clean coal and sparkling water. Nature 458: 583-584. pdf
  • von Rohden, C., J. Ilmberger and B. Boehrer, 2009. Assessing groundwater coupling and vertical exchange in a meromictic mining lake with an SF6-tracer experiment. J. Hydrol., 372: 102-108.


  • 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.
  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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  
  • 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. 
  • von Rohden, C., K. Wunderle, and J. Ilmberger, 2007. Parameterisation of the vertical transport in a small thermally stratified lake. Aquat. Sci. 69: 129-137.
  • Wollschlager, U., J. Ilmberger, M. Isenbeck-Schroter, A. M. Kreuzer, C. von Rohden, K. Roth, and W. Schäfer, 2007. Coupling of groundwater and surface water at Lake Willersinnweiher: Groundwater modeling and tracer studies. Aquat. Sci. 69: 138-152.
  • 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


  • 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.
  • Kreuzer, A. M., 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. pdf


  • 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

  • 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. pdf


  • 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


  • 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
  • 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. pdf 
  • 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  supporting material
  • 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
  • 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



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