In last weeks #waterwednesday I briefly explained the reason behind the seasonality effect of stable water isotope composition. When water infiltrates into the soil, this signature is first preserved. However, as the water trickels further down, it mixes with preexisting water, slowly dampening the signature.

This post is part of my water science communication series #waterwednesday where I weekly post short researchfindings or just stuff that interests me


Rozanski, K., Araguás-Araguás, L. and Gonfiantini, R. (2013) “Isotopic patterns in modern global precipitation,” Climate Change in Continental Isotopic Records, pp. 1–36. Available at:

Sprenger, M. et al. (2016) “Illuminating hydrological processes at the soil-vegetation-atmosphere interface with water stable isotopes,” Reviews of Geophysics, 54(3), pp. 674–704. Available at:


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