Data Descriptor: Stable isotopes in the atmospheric marine boundary layer water vapour over the Atlantic Ocean, 2012-2015

Type Article
Date 2017-01
Language English
Author(s) Benetti Marion1, 2, Steen-Larsen Hans Christian3, Reverdin Gilles2, Sveinbjornsdottir Arny Erla1, Aloisi Giovanni2, Berkelhammer Max B.4, Bourles Bernard5, Bourras Denis6, 7, de Coetlogon Gaelle6, Cosgrove Ann4, Faber Anne-Katrine3, Grelet Jacques8, Hansen Steffen Bo3, Johnson Rod9, Legoff Herve2, Martin Nicolas2, Peters Andrew J.9, Popp Trevor James3, Reynaud Thierry10, Winther Malte3
Affiliation(s) 1 : Univ Iceland, Inst Earth Sci, Reykjavik, Iceland.
2 : Sorbonne Univ, LOCEAN, UPMC, CNRS,IRD,MNHN, Paris, France.
3 : Univ Copenhagen, Niels Bohr Inst, Ctr Ice & Climate, Copenhagen, Denmark.
4 : Univ Illinois, Dept Earth & Environm Sci, Chicago, IL USA.
5 : Univ Toulouse, LEGOS, UMR 5566, CNES,CNRS,IRD,UPS,CS 10070, F-29280 Plouzane, France.
6 : Univ Paris 06, LATMOS IPSL, Paris, France.
7 : Aix Marseille Univ, CNRS, INSU, IRD,MIO,UM 110, F-13288 Marseille, France.
8 : IRD, Imago US191, BP 70, F-29280 Plouzane, France.
9 : Bermuda Inst Ocean Sci, St Georges GE01, Bermuda.
10 : IFREMER, UMR LOPS 6523, CNRS, IRD,UBO,CS 10070, F-29280 Plouzane, France.
Source Scientific Data (2052-4463) (Nature Publishing Group), 2017-01 , Vol. 4 , N. 160128 , P. 1-17
DOI 10.1038/sdata.2016.128
WOS© Times Cited 21
Abstract The water vapour isotopic composition ( (H2O)-H-1-O-16, (H2O)-O-18 and (HHO)-H-1-H-2-O-16) of the Atlantic marine boundary layer has been measured from 5 research vessels between 2012 and 2015. Using laser spectroscopy analysers, measurements have been carried out continuously on samples collected 10-20 meter above sea level. All the datasets have been carefully calibrated against the international VSMOW-SLAP scale following the same protocol to build a homogeneous dataset covering the Atlantic Ocean between 4 degrees S to 63 degrees N. In addition, standard meteorological variables have been measured continuously, including sea surface temperatures using calibrated Thermo-Salinograph for most cruises. All calibrated observations are provided with 15-minute resolution. We also provide 6-hourly data to allow easier comparisons with simulations from the isotope-enabled Global Circulation Models. In addition, backwards trajectories from the HYSPLIT model are supplied every 6-hours for the position of our measurements.
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Benetti Marion, Steen-Larsen Hans Christian, Reverdin Gilles, Sveinbjornsdottir Arny Erla, Aloisi Giovanni, Berkelhammer Max B., Bourles Bernard, Bourras Denis, de Coetlogon Gaelle, Cosgrove Ann, Faber Anne-Katrine, Grelet Jacques, Hansen Steffen Bo, Johnson Rod, Legoff Herve, Martin Nicolas, Peters Andrew J., Popp Trevor James, Reynaud Thierry, Winther Malte (2017). Data Descriptor: Stable isotopes in the atmospheric marine boundary layer water vapour over the Atlantic Ocean, 2012-2015. Scientific Data, 4(160128), 1-17. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :