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  • Krypton reveals ancient water beneath the Israeli desert

    Getting reliable precipitation data from the past has proven difficult, as is predicting regional changes for climate models in the present. A combination of isotope techniques developed by researchers at Argonne and UChicago may help resolve both.
    Scientific field team withdrawing water samples from a production well in the Negev Desert. From left to right: Jake Zappala, Argonne National Laboratory; Arik Kaplan, Roi Ram and Eilon Adar, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. (Image by Reika Yokochi, University of Chicago.)