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Science Nation: Water Isotopes Leave Fingerprints For Climate Scientists

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At the Boulder Atmospheric Observatory tower, a team of scientists analyzes the isotope composition of water vapor and precipitation. The isotopes provide information about the source region of the water. The scientists can determine the extent to which rainwater comes directly from the ocean, evaporation, or plant transpiration.

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Runtime: 2 minutes 38 seconds

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