Deuterium‐excess determination of evaporation to inflow ratios of an alpine lake: Implications for water balance and modeling

  title={Deuterium‐excess determination of evaporation to inflow ratios of an alpine lake: Implications for water balance and modeling},
  author={Jiangpeng Cui and Lide Tian and Trent Wade Biggs and Rong Wen},
  journal={Hydrological Processes},
  pages={1034 - 1046}
  • J. CuiL. Tian R. Wen
  • Published 28 February 2017
  • Environmental Science
  • Hydrological Processes
The numerous lakes on the Tibetan Plateau play an important role in the regional hydrological cycle and water resources, but systematic observations of the lake water balance are scarce on the Tibetan Plateau. Here, we present a detailed study on the water cycle of Cona Lake, at the headwaters of the Nujiang‐Salween River, based on 3 years (2011–2013) of observations of δ18O and δ2H, including samples from precipitation, lake water, and outlet surface water. Short‐term atmospheric water vapor… 

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