Articles | Volume 15, issue 10
The Cryosphere, 15, 4745–4767, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-4745-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 4745–4767, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-4745-2021

Research article 11 Oct 2021

Research article | 11 Oct 2021

Continuous monitoring of surface water vapour isotopic compositions at Neumayer Station III, East Antarctica

Saeid Bagheri Dastgerdi et al.

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In this study, for the first time, water vapour isotope measurements in Antarctica for all seasons of a year are performed. Local temperature is identified as the main driver of δ18O and δD variability. A similar slope of the temperature–δ18O relationship in vapour and surface snow points to the water vapour isotope content as a potential key driver. This dataset can be used as a new dataset to evaluate the capability of isotope-enhanced climate models.