Accession Number : AD0620607

Title :   DETERMINATION OF RUBIDIUM IN SEAWATER,

Corporate Author : SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Smith,Raymond C. ; Pillai,K. C. ; Chow,Tsaihwa J. ; Folsom,Theodore R.

Report Date : 26 AUG 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Rubidium concentrations in seawater from various locations and depths to 3,900 m have been determined using two independent techniques--direct flame photometry and mass spectrometry. Results of these two techniques agree within estimated errors and indicate that the rubidium content in the oceans is uniform within =8% with values varying about 120 micro g/liter. Sediment from the sea floor below a depth profile, analyzed for rubidium and potassium, gave a rubidium concentration factor of 150 and a potassium to rubidium ratio of 1,270. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEA WATER, RUBIDIUM), (*RUBIDIUM, SEA WATER), (*OCEANS, RUBIDIUM), OCEANOGRAPHY, CHEMICAL ANALYSIS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE