Articles | Volume 20, issue 6
Research article
25 Mar 2020
Research article |  | 25 Mar 2020

Tritium as a hydrological tracer in Mediterranean precipitation events

Tobias R. Juhlke, Jürgen Sültenfuß, Katja Trachte, Frédéric Huneau, Emilie Garel, Sébastien Santoni, Johannes A. C. Barth, and Robert van Geldern

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Tritium concentrations in Mediterranean precipitation event samples from the island of Corsica (France) T. R. Juhlke, J. Sültenfu{\ss}, K. Trachte, F. Huneau, E., Garel, S. Santoni, J. A. C. Barth, and R. van Geldern

Short summary
Tritium can serve as a useful tracer in the hydrological cycle; however, aspects of the distribution and exchange of tritium in the atmosphere are not completely understood. In particular, the movement of tritium from its natural origin in the upper atmosphere to its deposition onto the land surface by precipitation has to be quantified further. Therefore, this study collected precipitation event samples and used atmospheric models in order to improve knowledge regarding tritium dynamics.
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