Assessment of the seasonal fluctuations in relative isotopic abundances of oxygen-18 and deuterium in rain water from the Tucson Basin, Arizona

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Title:
Assessment of the seasonal fluctuations in relative isotopic abundances of oxygen-18 and deuterium in rain water from the Tucson Basin, Arizona
Author:
Turner, Justin Marriner,1952-
Issue Date:
1986
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Rainfall in the Tucson Basin, located in southeastern Arizona, averages about 30 centimeters annually and is distributed unevenly between the summer and winter rainy seasons. Additionally, both the source of water vapor and the meteorological conditions differ during summer and winter storms. Previous investigations in the Tucson Basin and elsewhere have noted seasonal variations in the relative isotopic abundance ratios of oxygen-18 and deuterium and have attributed this variation in part to the meteorological conditions that prevailed during each storm. The purpose of this study was to use simple statistical tools to evaluate variations in isotopic abundance ratios in terms of ground level meteorological conditions, specifically, rainfall amount, air temperature, cloud ceiling elevation, rainfall intensity, and relative humidity. When evaluated individually, the amount of storm precipitation had the largest effect on summer and winter storm sets, whereas, temperature had the greatest effect when compared with the combined or yearly storm set.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Rain and rainfall -- Arizona -- Tucson Region.; Oxygen -- Isotopes.; Deuterium.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Simpson, Eugene S.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleAssessment of the seasonal fluctuations in relative isotopic abundances of oxygen-18 and deuterium in rain water from the Tucson Basin, Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorTurner, Justin Marriner,1952-en_US
dc.contributor.authorTurner, Justin Marriner,1952-en_US
dc.date.issued1986en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractRainfall in the Tucson Basin, located in southeastern Arizona, averages about 30 centimeters annually and is distributed unevenly between the summer and winter rainy seasons. Additionally, both the source of water vapor and the meteorological conditions differ during summer and winter storms. Previous investigations in the Tucson Basin and elsewhere have noted seasonal variations in the relative isotopic abundance ratios of oxygen-18 and deuterium and have attributed this variation in part to the meteorological conditions that prevailed during each storm. The purpose of this study was to use simple statistical tools to evaluate variations in isotopic abundance ratios in terms of ground level meteorological conditions, specifically, rainfall amount, air temperature, cloud ceiling elevation, rainfall intensity, and relative humidity. When evaluated individually, the amount of storm precipitation had the largest effect on summer and winter storm sets, whereas, temperature had the greatest effect when compared with the combined or yearly storm set.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshRain and rainfall -- Arizona -- Tucson Region.en_US
dc.subject.lcshOxygen -- Isotopes.en_US
dc.subject.lcshDeuterium.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairSimpson, Eugene S.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberEvans, Daniel D.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213360775en_US
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