Roland Purtschert

Dr. Roland Purtschert
Edelgaslabor, Isotopenhydrologie
Physikalisches Institut - Klima- und Umweltphysik
Universität Bern
Sidlerstr. 5
CH-3012 Bern

Phone: +41 (0) 31 631 89 66
Phone2: +41 (0) 31 631 44 64
Fax: +41 (0) 31 631 87 42
E-mail: purtschert(at)
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Key Publications of Roland Purtschert (up to ten) :
Corcho J. A., Purtschert R., Barbecot F., Chabault C., Rüedi J., Schneider V., Aeschbach Hertig W., Kipfer R., and Loosli H. H. (2007) Constraining groundwater age distribution using 39Ar: a multiple environmental tracer (3H, 3He, 85Kr, 39Ar and 14C) study in the semi-confined Fontainebleau Sands aquifer (France). Water Resources Research 43(W03427).

Purtschert R., Aeschbach-Hertig W., Beyerle U., Kipfer R., and Loosli H. H. (2001) Plaeowaters from the Glatt Valley, Switzerland. In Palaeowaters in coastal Europe: Evolution of groundwater since the late Pleistocene, Vol. 189 (ed. W. M. Edmunds and C. J. Milne), pp. 155-162. Geological Society.

Purtschert R. (2008) Timescales and Tracers. In The natural Baseline Quality of Groundwater (ed. W. M. Edmunds and P. Shand), pp. 91-108. Blackwell Publishing.

Sturchio N. C., Lu Z. T., Purtschert R., Lehmann B. E., Sultan M., Patterson L., Du X., Mueller P., Bigler T., Bailey K., O.Connor T. P., Young L., Lorenzo R., El Alfi Z., El Kaliouby B., Dawood Y., and Abdallah A. M. (2004) One million year old groundwater in the Sahara revealed by krypton-81 and chlorine-36. Geophys. Res. Lett. 31(5).

Jiang W., Williams W., Bailey K., Davis A. M., Hu S.-M., Lu Z.-T., O'Connor T. P., Purtschert R., Sturchio N. C., Sun Y. R., and Mueller P. (2011) 39Ar detection at the 10-16 isotopic abundance level with atom trap trace analysis. Physical Review Letters 106(10)

Expertise of Roland Purtschert:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeScientific / Fundamental Research
ScopeImpact of Change
Vulnerability to Change
Topic AtmosphereClimate
Topic HydrosphereHydrosphere
Fresh Water Systems / Rivers / Lakes
Hydrogeology (Groundwater)
Topic PedosphereSoil Pollution and Restauration
Topic Integrated SystemsHydrogeochemical Cycle
Topic EcosystemsTerrestrial Ecosystems
Topic Economy/ResourceUseWater
Topic HealthWeather / Radiation / Climatic Effects
Topic SustainabilityEcological Sustainability
Spatial ZonesMountain / Highland
Coastal Zone
Spatial ScaleGlobal / Hemispheric
MethodsData Collection - Measurement
Data Analysis
Literature Study
Policy Analysis and Formation
Integrated Assessment

Specialties of Roland Purtschert:
Grundwasser, Infiltration, Verdunstung, Niederschlag, Nachhaltigkeit, Isotopen, Edelgase

Last update: 10/2/19
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