Journal article

An overview of precipitation isotopes over the Extensive Hexi Region in NW China

X Guo, Q Feng, Z Li, W Liu, Y Wei

Arabian Journal of Geosciences | Springer | Published : 2015


Until now, most studies of the isotopic composition of precipitation in the Extensive Hexi Region have described individual sites. A systematic study considering the regional atmospheric circulation, the complex topography, and the re-evaporation process is lacking. This paper compares and summarizes previous studies in the Extensive Hexi Region, to provide a regional picture of the characteristics of isotopic composition of precipitation and moisture sources. δO and δD values exhibit significant seasonal variability, with higher values in summer and lower values in winter due to the seasonality of temperature and moisture sources. The temperature effect is more pronounced in the Extensive H..

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Awarded by Chinese Academy of Sciences

Awarded by National Key Technology R D Program

Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC)

Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by the Key Project of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (No. KZZD-EW-04-05), the National Key Technology R & D Program (No. 2012BAC08B05), the Cooperation-Innovation team project of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and partly funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) (No. ARCLP100100546). The authors thank the reviewers and associate editor for their constructive comments during the review process.