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Volume 12, issue 11
Clim. Past, 12, 2127–2143, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-12-2127-2016
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Clim. Past, 12, 2127–2143, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-12-2127-2016
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Research article 28 Nov 2016

Research article | 28 Nov 2016

North Atlantic Oscillation controls on oxygen and hydrogen isotope gradients in winter precipitation across Europe; implications for palaeoclimate studies

Michael Deininger et al.

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This study investigates the NAO (Northern Atlantic Oscillation)-related mechanisms that control winter precipitation stable oxygen and hydrogen isotope gradients across Europe. The results show that past longitudinal stable oxygen and hydrogen isotope gradients in European rainfall stored in palaeoclimate archives (e.g. speleothems) can be used to infer the past winter NAO modes from its variations.
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