Articles | Volume 17, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 1207–1225, 2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 1207–1225, 2017

Research article 25 Jan 2017

Research article | 25 Jan 2017

The influence of snow sublimation and meltwater evaporation on δD of water vapor in the atmospheric boundary layer of central Europe

Emanuel Christner et al.


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Short summary
Post-depositional fractionation of stable water isotopes due to fractioning surface evaporation introduces uncertainty to isotope applications such as the reconstruction of paleotemperatures, paleoaltimetry, and the investigation of ground water formation. In this paper we combine measurements of stable water isotopes in near-surface water vapor with a Lagrangian isotope model to investigate isotope fractionation during the evaporation of surface-layer snow in central Europe.
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