Advances in Earth Science ›› 2007, Vol. 22 ›› Issue (7): 738-747. doi: 10.11867/j.issn.1001-8166.2007.07.0738

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Establishment of Chinese Network of Isotopes in Precipitation(CHNIP) Based on CERN

SONG Xian-fang 1,LIU Jian-rong 1,3,SUN Xiao-min 2,YUAN Guo-fu 2,LIU Xin 1,3,WANG Shi-qin 1,3,HOU Shi-bin 1,3   

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Water Cycle and Related Surface Process,Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research,Chinese Academy of Science,Beijing 100101,China; 2.Synthesis Research Center of CERN,Beijing 100101, China;3.Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100039,China
  • Received:2007-04-04 Revised:2007-05-04 Online:2007-07-10 Published:2007-07-10

SONG Xian-fang,LIU Jian-rong,SUN Xiao-min,YUAN Guo-fu,LIU Xin,WANG Shi-qin,et al. Establishment of Chinese Network of Isotopes in Precipitation(CHNIP) Based on CERN[J]. Advances in Earth Science, 2007, 22(7): 738-747.

Precipitation is an input factor of the global water cycle, and it is a crucial index to describe the climatic change. The stable isotopes deuterium and oxygen-18, and the radioactive isotope tritium are components of the water molecule, and, as a consequence, are ideal natural tracers for describing the “history” of the water cycle. Therefore, a systematic observation of isotopes in precipitation could be used as a tool for climatological interpretation of palaeorecords, validation of global atmospheric circulation models and global/regional scale water balances. First, a brief review of the Global Network of Isotopes in Precipitation (GNIP) is presented, then, how that was in China is summarized. Based on CERN, Chinese Network of Isotopes in Precipitation (CHNIP) is established. Furthermore, the content, features and results already obtained characters and what have already got which were based on CHNIP data are introduced.

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