Data descriptor: daily observations of stable isotope ratios of rainfall in the tropics

Munksgaard, Niels C., Kurita, Naoyuki, Sánchez-Murillo, Ricardo, Ahmed, Nasir, Araguas, Luis, Balachew, Dagnachew L., Bird, Michael I., Chakraborty, Supriyo, Kien Chinh, Nguyen, Cobb, Kim M., Ellis, Shelby A., Esquivel-Hernández, Germain, Ganyaglo, Samuel Y., Gao, Jing, Gastmans, Didier, Kaseke, Kudzai F., Kebede, Seifu, Morales, Marcelo R., Mueller, Moritz, Poh, Seng Chee, Santos, Vinícius dos, Shaoneng, He, Wang, Lixin, Yacobaccio, Hugo, and Zwart, Costijn (2019) Data descriptor: daily observations of stable isotope ratios of rainfall in the tropics. Scientific Reports, 9. 14419.

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We present precipitation isotope data (δ2H and δ18O values) from 19 stations across the tropics collected from 2012 to 2017 under the Coordinated Research Project F31004 sponsored by the International Atomic Energy Agency. Rainfall samples were collected daily and analysed for stable isotopic ratios of oxygen and hydrogen by participating laboratories following a common analytical framework. We also calculated daily mean stratiform rainfall area fractions around each station over an area of 5° x 5° longitude/latitude based on TRMM/GPM satellite data. Isotope time series, along with information on rainfall amount and stratiform/convective proportions provide a valuable tool for rainfall characterisation and to improve the ability of isotope-enabled Global Circulation Models to predict variability and availability of inputs to fresh water resources across the tropics.

Item ID: 61672
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2045-2322
Keywords: atmospheric dynamics; hydrology; palaeoclimate
Copyright Information: © 2019, The Author(s).This article is Open Access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 international license.
Funders: IAEA Isotope Hydrology Section, Australian Research Council (ARC), National Science Foundation (USA), Brazilian FAPESP Sao Paulo Research Foundation, Universidad Nacional (Heredia, Costa Rica)
Projects and Grants: ARC FL140100044, NSF IIA-1427642 and EAR-1554894, Brazilian FAPESP Sao Paulo Research Foundation project 2015/15749-2, Universidad Nacional grants SIA-0482-13, SIA-0378-14, and SIA-0101-14 and IAEA Technical Cooperation Project (COS7005: Ensuring water security and sustainability of Costa Rica).
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Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2020 01:40
FoR Codes: 37 EARTH SCIENCES > 3701 Atmospheric sciences > 370105 Atmospheric dynamics @ 50%
37 EARTH SCIENCES > 3701 Atmospheric sciences > 370109 Tropospheric and stratospheric physics @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9602 Atmosphere and Weather > 960202 Atmospheric Processes and Dynamics @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9602 Atmosphere and Weather > 960203 Weather @ 50%
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