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) :
Corcho-Alvarado JA, Sahli H, Röllin S, et al. (2020) Validation of a radiochemical method for the determination of 55Fe and 63Ni in water and steel samples from decommissioning activities. J Radioanal Nucl Chem Art. doi:10.1007/s10967-020-07297-0
Jouvet G, Röllin S, Sahli H, Corcho J, Gnägi L, Compagno L, Sidler D, Schwikowski M, Bauder A,Funk M (2020) Dating the ice of Gauligletscher, Switzerland, based on surface radionuclide contamination and ice flow modeling. The Cryosphere Discuss. 2020:1-28. doi:10.5194/tc-2020-142
Putyrskaya V, Klemt E, Röllin S, Corcho-Alvarado JA,Sahli H (2020) Dating of recent sediments from Lago Maggiore and Lago di Lugano (Switzerland/Italy) using 137Cs and 210Pb. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 212:106135. doi:
Kamdee K, Corcho Alvarado JA, et al. (2020) Application of isotope techniques to study groundwater resources in the unconsolidated aquifers along the Ping River (Thailand). Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies:1-16.
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.
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.
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., 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
Expert TypeApplied Sciences / Technologies / Engineering
ScopeImpact of Change
Topic HydrosphereFresh Water Systems / Rivers / Lakes
Hydrogeology (Groundwater)
Topic CryosphereGlaciers
Topic LithosphereGeochemical Processes
Topic Integrated SystemsHydrogeochemical Cycle
Topic EcosystemsTerrestrial Ecosystems
Marine Ecosystems
Spatial ZonesCoastal Zone
Time FrameRecent / Today
MethodsApplied Research / Technology
Collaboration with developing and transition countries ; Capacity Building

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: 11/24/20
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