Determination of deuterium concentration in melted ice samples by the chromium reduction method

Hideaki Motoyama, Shinji Morimoto, Okitsugu Watanabe

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Abstract

We measured the isotope ratio of hydrogen (δD) in melted ice samples by reduction of the water sample with chromium powder. The reproducibility of the δD measurement is within 1.0‰. The δD of surface snow from coast to inland on the Antarctica ice sheet was measured. The measurement range was from -200‰ to -400‰. The δD of surface snow decreased gradually from coast to inland. Variations of δD agree with δ18O fluctuations. The deuterium excess in the coastal region was small, less than 10‰. We established the method of determining δD in melted ice samples, which can be used to investigate the global environment system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-110
Number of pages10
JournalAntarctic Record
Volume47
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jul 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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