Articles | Volume 2, issue 3
Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 713–737, 2021
Weather Clim. Dynam., 2, 713–737, 2021

Research article 05 Aug 2021

Research article | 05 Aug 2021

High-resolution stable isotope signature of a land-falling atmospheric river in southern Norway

Yongbiao Weng et al.

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High-resolution measurements of stable isotopes in near-surface vapour and precipitation show a W-shaped evolution during a 24 h land-falling atmospheric river event in southern Norway. We distinguish contributions from below-cloud processes, weather system characteristics, and moisture source conditions during different stages of the event. Rayleigh distillation models need to be expanded by additional processes to accurately predict isotopes in surface precipitation from stratiform clouds.