Beryllium-7 in Ocean Water

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Science  30 Aug 1968:
Vol. 161, Issue 3844, pp. 879-880
DOI: 10.1126/science.161.3844.879


Concentration of the radio nuclide beryllium-7, produced by cosmic rays, was measured in waters collected from both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. This short-lived nuclide is well suited as a tracer for interactions at the air-sea interface and for the measurement of rapid mixing processes in the surface layer of the ocean.

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