Web links to other sources of information on H- and O-isotopes in water

Isotope data and monitoring programs

  • The Global Network for Isotopes in Precipitation homepage. Access to the most comprehensive collection of precipitation water isotope ratio measurements available. Now requires that you establish a user account.
  • Two high-density, precipitation monitoring networks have been established in North America. ┬áThe isotope hydrology group at the University of Waterloo has been conducting and compiling measurements of the stable isotope composition of precipitation at a number of sites in Canada for several years now (AGU abstract). ┬áMeasurements on archived NADP precipitation samples from the US are being made by a team including Jeff Welker and Jim White (Welker, 2000; AGU abstract).

Other water isotope mapping programs

  • IsoMAP is a new web-GIS workspace that allows you to develop, analyze, and download your own isoscapes.
  • The Isoscapes project to extend stable water isotope predictions through ecological systems.
  • An extensive set of maps and animations produced by a goup at the University of Waterloo in association with the IAEA.
  • Maps of ╬┤2H values for North American growing-season precipitation by Tim Meehan.

Groups that are using geospatial water isotope predictions

  • The isotope forensics program at the University of Utah.
  • IsoForensics, a stable isotope contract company for forensics.
  • TRACE, a European Comission project to develop traceability for food products.
  • Dirk Sachse, formerly of the Max Planck biogeochemistry group, and collagues, who are studying biomarker proxies for paleoclimate.
Isoscapes: Understanding Movement, Pattern, and Process on Earth Through Isotope Mapping
(ed. West, Bowen, Dawson and Tu; Springer)
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