This collection of articles represents the fourth in a series of reviews in which authors have aimed at capturing the key advances in a range of analytical fields (Hergt 2005, 2006, 2008). The publication period under review is 2008-2009 and the intention here is to provide readers with a summary of the most influential developments published during this period, across a broad range of topics appropriate to the Earth and environmental sciences. Most authors comment on the ways in which the emphases of research in their specific fields of examination have changed over time. All note an increase in rigour and focus on data quality. Whether advances have taken place in instrumentation, sample manipulation or data deconvolution, there are a large number of dedicated scientists out there contributing to the high quality of geochemical data employed in geological and environmental research.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geochemistry and Petrology