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Variation of H2O, CO2, and CO2 isotope composition in tree rings of Siberian stone pine


The experimental measurements of H2O, CO2, and the carbon isotope content of CO2, vacuum-desorbed from tree rings of the Siberian stone pine disc, have been obtained. It is shown that: 1) certain cyclicity exists in annual trends of H2O and CO2; 2) the amplitude of CO2 cycles has markedly risen after 1960; 3) the annual trend of the CO2 concentration in the rings correlates with an increase in atmospheric CO2 concentration; 4) the carbon isotope content varies with the variation of CO2 concentration in a sample.

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Original Russian Text © B.G. Ageev, A.P. Zotikova, N.L. Padalko, Yu.N. Ponomarev, D.A. Savchuk, V.A. Sapozhnikova, E.V. Chernikov, 2011, published in Optica Atmosfery i Okeana.

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Ageev, B.G., Zotikova, A.P., Padalko, N.L. et al. Variation of H2O, CO2, and CO2 isotope composition in tree rings of Siberian stone pine. Atmos Ocean Opt 24, 390 (2011).

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  • Isotope Composition
  • Carbon Isotope
  • Tree Ring
  • Ring Width
  • Oceanic Optic