Isotopic Observations from Two Stations of North India to Investigate Geographical Effects on Seasonal Air MoistureGopal Krishan1*, Rao MS1, Kumar CP1 and Bhishm Kumar2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Gopal Krishan
National Institute of Hydrology
Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: January 08, 2014; Accepted date: January 23, 2014, 2013; Published date: January 29, 2014
Citation: Krishan G, Rao MS, Kumar CP, Kumar B (2014) Isotopic Observations from Two Stations of North India to Investigate Geographical Effects on Seasonal Air Moisture. J Earth Sci Clim Change 5:180. doi: 10.4172/2157-7617.1000180
Copyright: © 2014 Krishan G, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Air moisture samples were collected from 2 stations of north India for the years 2012 and 2013: one located in high Himalayas inMarhi, Manali, Himachal Pradesh and second in Indo-gangetic plains of Roorkee, Uttarakhand using condensation method for studying seasonal variations in isotopic composition. In high Himalayas, the air moisture was found isotopically more enriched (δD) as compared to the moisture collected in Indo-gangetic plains. But due to the arrival of oceanic vaporduring the monsoon season, the isotopic values start getting depleted whichopens up the possibility to use isotopic composition of air moisture for seasonal studies.