Articles | Volume 19, issue 11
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 4427–4440, 2015
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 4427–4440, 2015

Research article 04 Nov 2015

Research article | 04 Nov 2015

Determining the stable isotope composition of pore water from saturated and unsaturated zone core: improvements to the direct vapour equilibration laser spectrometry method

M. J. Hendry et al.

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