Welcome to INTRAMIF
INitial TRAining network in Mass Independent Fractionation

A Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN)

INTRAMIF Summer School on Mass Independent Isotope Fractionation (MIF)

Monday 23 August 2010 to Friday 3 September 2010

University of East Anglia (UEA), Norwich, United Kingdom

Accommodation: UEA Broadview Lodge (on UEA campus)

Call for external participants

Within the INTRAMIF project, we have funds to support participation of up to 10 external participants in this summer school.

To apply, please download and complete the following application form and send it by email to the >INTRAMIF Project Officer
as indicated on the form.
Please do NOT use any other form of registation.
  • There are no restrictions for the funded places with respect to nationality or country of residence of the applicant.
  • INTRAMIF will cover your registration costs, including accomodation and board, and part of the travel expenses.
  • Applicants must be proficient in the English language.
  • We will request references as soon as we have received your application. Please ensure that the references you suggest are available to send their letters by 14 July 2010 at the latest.
  • Applications will be examined by two reviewers. The following criteria will be considered: a) Level and suitabillity of qualifications b) Relevance of study and interests to INTRAMIF themes c) Quality of personal statement d) Academic references
  • Preference will be given to applicants pursuing a PhD degree, but Masters students and young postdocs may also be considered.
  • For your application we can only consider material that is included in the application form. Other material will not be reviewed!
  • Information on how to get to UEA can be found on this website and in this document.

Deadline for submission of applications is Thursday 8 July 2010.

Programme and lecturers

Lectures will cover the following MIF themes:

  • Isotope and MIF notations and definitions
  • Kinetic/equilibrium isotope effects
  • Isotope calculations
  • Isotopes and standards
  • O3 kinetics isotope effects studied in the laboratory
  • Isotopic composition of O3 in the atmosphere
  • The isotope anomaly of atmoshoeric CO and the reaction CO + OH
  • Isotope transfer reactions in via ozonolysis
  • Processes causing MIF in aerosols
  • MIF in stratospheric and tropospheric CO2
  • MIF in atmospheric O2 and paleo-applications
  • MIF in oceanic O2 and nitrate
  • The isotope anomaly of atmospheric water
  • The 17O excess of water from ice cores
  • Paleoclimate
  • Atmospheric NOx and nitrate
  • Nitrate in polar archives
  • MIF in atmospheric N2O
  • Rare MIF sources
  • MIF in H2O2 and sulphate in the atmosphere
  • MIF for sulphur isotopes
  • Applications of MIF sulphur anomalies to paleoclimate
  • MIF in mercury

Lectures will be accompanied by the following problem classes and other lectures

  • Isotope calculations
  • Setup of an isotope modeling software (Kintecus)
  • Kinetics calculations
  • Modeling of isotope transfer reactions (CO2 + O3)
  • Modeling of isotope exchange in the O2-NOx system
  • Modern IRMS techniques
  • Laboratory design
  • Campaign design

Confirmed lecturers: