Articles | Volume 19, issue 17
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 11525–11543, 2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 11525–11543, 2019

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 et al.

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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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