Articles | Volume 19, issue 17
Research article
12 Sep 2019
Research article |  | 12 Sep 2019

Vertical profile observations of water vapor deuterium excess in the lower troposphere

Olivia E. Salmon, Lisa R. Welp, Michael E. Baldwin, Kristian D. Hajny, Brian H. Stirm, and Paul B. Shepson


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AR by Lisa Welp on behalf of the Authors (09 May 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 May 2019) by Heini Wernli
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (30 May 2019)
RR by Harald Sodemann (20 Jun 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (20 Jun 2019) by Heini Wernli
AR by Lisa Welp on behalf of the Authors (29 Jun 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (15 Jul 2019) by Heini Wernli
Short summary
We conducted airborne vertical profile measurements of water vapor stable isotopes to examine how boundary layer, cloud, and mixing processes influence the vertical structure of deuterium excess in the lower troposphere. We discuss reasons our observations are consistent with water vapor isotope theory on some days and not others. Deuterium excess may be useful for understanding complex processes occurring at the top of the boundary layer, including cloud formation, evaporation, and air mixing.
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