Articles | Volume 17, issue 12
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 7635–7651, 2017

Special issue: Twenty-five years of operations of the Network for the Detection...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 7635–7651, 2017

Research article 23 Jun 2017

Research article | 23 Jun 2017

A decadal time series of water vapor and D / H isotope ratios above Zugspitze: transport patterns to central Europe

Petra Hausmann et al.


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Short summary
We present FTIR soundings (2005–15) of water vapor (H2O) and its isotope ratio (δD) at Zugspitze. Significant {H2O, δD} signatures are found for intercontinental transport events and stratospheric air intrusions to central Europe using backward trajectories and validation by lidar and in situ data. Our results show that {H2O, δD} observations at Zugspitze can serve as indicators for moisture pathways and long-range-transport events, potentially impacting central European climate and air quality.
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