José Antonio Corcho Alvarado

Dr. José Antonio Corcho Alvarado
CH-3700 Spiez

E-mail: jose.corcho(at)

Key Publications of José Antonio Corcho Alvarado (up to ten) :
Carnero-Bravo V., Sanchez-Cabeza J.A.,Ruiz-Fernández A.C., Merino-Ibarra M., Hillaire-Marcel C., Corcho-Alvarado J.A., Röllin S., Diaz-Asencio M., Cardoso-Mohedano J.G., Zavala-Hidalgo J. (2016) Sedimentary records of recent sea level rise and acceleration in the Yucatan Peninsula. STOTEN 573, 1063-1069

Corcho-Alvarado J.A., B. Balsiger, H. Sahli, M. Astner, F.Byrde,S. Roellin, R.Holzer, N.Mosimann, S.Wüthrich, A.Jakob, M.Burger (2016) Long-term behavior of 90Sr and 137Cs in the environment: Case studies in Switzerland. Journal of Env. Rad 160, 54-63

Corcho Alvarado, J.A., B. Balsiger, et al. (2014). Radioactive and chemical contamination of the water resources in the former uranium mining and milling sites of Mailuu Suu (Kyrgyzstan). Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 138(0): 1-10

Corcho Alvarado J.A. , P Steinmann, S Estier, F Bochud, M Haldimann, P Froidevaux (2014) Anthropogenic radionuclides in atmospheric air over Switzerland during the last few decades. Nature Communications 01/2014; 5:3030. DOI:10.1038/ncomms4030

Corcho Alvarado J.A., T. Pa?es, R. Purtschert (2013) Dating groundwater in the Bohemian Cretaceous Basin: Understanding tracer variations in the subsurface. Applied Geochemistry 29:189–198.

Corcho Alvarado J.A., M. Leuenberger, R. Kipfer, T. Paces, R. Purtschert (2011) Reconstruction of past climate conditions over central Europe from groundwater data, Quaternary Science Reviews 30, 3423-3429, DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.09.003

Díaz-Asencio M., J.A. Corcho Alvarado, C. Alonso-Hernández, A. Quejido-Cabezas, A.C. Ruiz-Fernández, M. Sanchez-Sanchez, M.B. Gómez-Mancebo, P. Froidevaux, J.A. Sanchez-Cabeza (2011) Reconstruction of metal pollution and recent sedimentation processes: a tool for the Havana Bay (Cuba) ecosystem management. J. Haz. Mat.,doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2011.09.037

Corcho Alvarado J.A., F. Chawla, P. Froidevaux (2011) Determination of 241Pu in environmental samples: case studies in alpine soils. Radiochimica Acta 99(2), 121-129.

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.

Luisier F., J.A. Corcho Alvarado, Ph. Steinmann, M. Krächler, P. Froidevaux (2009) A new method for the determination of ultra-low levels of plutonium and americium, using microwave digestion under pressure and alpha-spectrometry or ICP-SMS. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry: Volume 281, Issue 3 (2009), 425-432.

Corcho Alvarado, J.A., R. Purtschert, F. Barbecot, C. Chabault, J. Rueedi, 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 semiconfined Fontainebleau Sands Aquifer (France). Water Resources Research, 43, W03427, doi:10.1029/2006WR005096

Expertise of José Antonio Corcho Alvarado:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Topic HydrosphereHydrogeology (Groundwater)
Spatial ZonesCoastal Zone

Specialties of José Antonio Corcho Alvarado:
Application of radioactive and stable isotopes and chemical tracers in environmental Research. Radiometric dating. Hydrogeology and Isotope HYdrology.

Last update: 12/13/16
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