José Antonio Corcho Alvarado

Dr. José Antonio Corcho Alvarado
Nuclear Chemistry
CH-3700 Spiez

E-mail: jose.corcho(at)

Key Publications of José Antonio Corcho Alvarado (up to ten) :
Sahli H., S. Röllin, V. Putyrskaya, E. Klemt, B. Balsiger, M. Burger, J.A. Corcho Alvarado (2017) A procedure for the sequential determination of radionuclides in soil and sediment samples. J Radioanal Nucl Ch 314(3), 2209-2218.

Carnero-Bravo V., J.A. Sanchez-Cabeza, A.C. Ruiz-Fernández, M. Merino-Ibarra, J.A. Corcho-Alvarado, H. Sahli, J.F. Hélie, M. Preda, J. Zavala-Hidalgo, M. Díaz-Asencio, C. Hillaire-Marcel (2018) Sea level rise sedimentary record and organic carbon fluxes in a low-lying tropical coastal ecosystem. CATENA 162, 421-430

Sahli H., S. Röllin, J.A. Corcho Alvarado (2017). Determination of 99Tc in environmental samples and depleted uranium penetrators using ICP-MS. J Radioanal Nucl Ch 311(3): 1633-1642.

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

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.

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)
Topic LithosphereGeochemical Processes
Topic Integrated SystemsHydrogeochemical Cycle
Topic EcosystemsTerrestrial Ecosystems
Marine Ecosystems
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: 12/19/18
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