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Stable isotope composition of daily and monthly precipitation in Zagreb.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16870559     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Stable isotopic compositions (delta2H and delta18O) of daily precipitation collected in the period from October 2002 to March 2003 and monthly precipitation in the period from 2001 to 2003, as well as the corresponding meteorological data (temperature, amount of precipitation), all collected in Zagreb, Croatia, are presented. delta2H and delta18O values, both daily and monthly, show large variations due to large temperature variations and the different origin of the air masses. Variations are larger for daily samples than for composite monthly samples. Good correlation of delta18O with temperature is obtained for both types of samples. On the basis of the correlation between delta2H and delta18O, the local meteoric water line is close to the global meteoric water line. Deuterium excess of both daily and monthly precipitation indicates that in the Zagreb area, the influence of air masses from the Mediterranean area prevails in the autumn period.
Jadranka Baresić; Nada Horvatincić; Ines Krajcar Bronić; Bogomil Obelić; Polona Vreca
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Isotopes in environmental and health studies     Volume:  42     ISSN:  1025-6016     ISO Abbreviation:  Isotopes Environ Health Stud     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-07-27     Completed Date:  2007-01-25     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602611     Medline TA:  Isotopes Environ Health Stud     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  239-49     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ruder Bosković Institute, Radiocarbon and Tritium Laboratory, Bijenicka 54, 10002, Zagreb, Croatia.
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MeSH Terms
Air Movements
Deuterium / analysis*
Environmental Monitoring
Meteorological Concepts
Oxygen Isotopes / analysis*
Rain / chemistry*
Snow / chemistry*
Statistics as Topic
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Oxygen Isotopes; 7782-39-0/Deuterium

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