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ISSN: 2157-7617

Journal of Earth Science & Climatic Change

  • Research Article   
  • J Earth Sci Clim Change 2014, Vol 5(2): 180
  • DOI: 10.4172/2157-7617.1000180

Isotopic Observations from Two Stations of North India to Investigate Geographical Effects on Seasonal Air Moisture

Gopal Krishan1*, Rao MS1, Kumar CP1 and Bhishm Kumar2
1National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India
2International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria
*Corresponding Author : Gopal Krishan, National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India, Tel: +91-1332-272108, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Jan 08, 2014 / Accepted Date: Jan 23, 2014 / Published Date: Jan 29, 2014

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Air moisture; Stable isotopes; Himalayas; Indo-gangetic plains; Geographical effects

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.

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