Articles | Volume 19, issue 19
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 12235–12260, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-12235-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 12235–12260, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-12235-2019

Research article 02 Oct 2019

Research article | 02 Oct 2019

Controls on the water vapor isotopic composition near the surface of tropical oceans and role of boundary layer mixing processes

Camille Risi et al.

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Water molecules can be light (one oxygen atom and two hydrogen atoms) or heavy (one hydrogen atom is replaced by a deuterium atom). These different molecules are called water isotopes. The isotopic composition of water vapor can potentially provide information about physical processes along the water cycle, but the factors controlling it are complex. As a first step, we propose an equation to predict the water vapor isotopic composition near the surface of tropical oceans.
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