Raster datasets in ArcGrid format

Please acknowldge the use of these data in scientific publications and presentations by citing the following sources:

1) Data product:

Bowen, G. J. (Year) Gridded maps of the isotopic composition of meteoric waters. http://www.waterisotopes.org.


2) Method:

Circum-Caribbean Sr isotopes: Bataille C. P., Laffoon J. and Bowen G. J. (2012) Mapping multiple source effects on the strontium isotopic signatures of ecosystems: A case study from the circum-Caribbean region. Ecosphere 3, 118, doi:10.1890/ES12-00155.1.

Mean annual precipitation: Bowen G. J. and Revenaugh J. (2003) Interpolating the isotopic composition of modern meteoric precipitation. Water Resources Research 39(10), 1299, doi:10.129/2003WR002086.

Mean monthly precipitation: Bowen G. J., Wassenaar L. I. and Hobson K. A. (2005) Global application of stable hydrogen and oxygen isotopes to wildlife forensics. Oecologia 143, 337-348, doi:10.1007/s00442-004-1813-y.

South African tap water: West A. G., February E. C. and Bowen G. J. (2014) Spatial analysis of hydrogen and oxygen stable isotopes (“isoscapes”) in ground water and tap water across South Africa. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 145, 213-222, doi:10.1016/j.gexplo.2014.06.009.

US Sr isotopes: Bataille C. P. and Bowen G. J. (2012) Mapping 87Sr/86Sr variations in bedrock and water for large scale provenance studies. Chemical Geology 304-305, 39-52, doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2012.01.028.

US surface water: Bowen G. J., Kennedy C. D., Liu Z. and Stalker J. (2011) Water balance model for mean annual hydrogen and oxygen isotope distributions in surface waters of the contiguous USA. Journal of Geophysical Research. doi:10.1029/2010JG001581.


3) Data source:

Circum-Caribbean and US Sr isotopes: Lehnert K., Su Y., Langmuir C.H., Sarbas B. and Nohl, U. (2000) A global geochemical database structure for rocks. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 1(5), 1–14. doi:10.1029/1999gc000026.

Mean annual and monthly precipitation, all grids: IAEA/WMO (2015). Global Network of Isotopes in Precipitation. The GNIP Database. Accessible at: https://nucleus.iaea.org/wiser.

Mean annual and monthly precipitation, North America: Welker J.M., 2000. Isotopic (d18O) characteristics of weekly precipitation collected across the USA: An initial analysis with application to water source studies. Hydrological Processes 14, 1449-1464.

South African tap water: same as method.

US surface water: Kendall C. and Coplen T.B. (2001) Distribution of oxygen-18 and deuterium in river waters across the United States. Hydrological Processes 15(7), 1363-1393.

Isoscapes: Understanding Movement, Pattern, and Process on Earth Through Isotope Mapping
(ed. West, Bowen, Dawson and Tu; Springer)
All material copyright 2003-2022 by Gabriel Bowen | Supported by CHPC at the University of Utah
Contact me: gabe.bowen@utah.edu