EGU 2011 session, Hydrogen and oxygen isotopes: From process studies to climate reconstructions

We cordially invite you to submit an abstract to the session “Hydrogen and oxygen isotopes: From process studies to climate reconstructions” at EGU 2011 in Vienna. Please forward this announcement to any interested colleague or student.

We hope to gather an interesting mixture of talks and posters on water isotope studies in meteorology, hydrology, biology (e.g., organic fractions from plants and algae), (paleo-)climatology and climate modelling. Also studies on new analytical developments, such as laser-based techniques, are strongly welcomed. Contributions from early-career scientist are especially encouraged.

Session abstract:
Analytical developments over the last few decades have significantly improved the capabilities to analyse hydrogen and oxygen isotopes in various environmental materials (e.g., specific organic compounds from algae and plants, ambient water, leaf water as well as proxy materials in climatic archives). In conjunction with the outstanding possibility to investigate hydrogen and oxygen isotope compositions by modelling efforts, these studies promise great potential to furthering our understanding of fractionation processes, biosynthetic effects and paleo-climatological reconstructions. To deliver a state-of-the-art overview of ongoing activities, we invite contributions related to the development, calibration, and application of related isotope analyses as well as appropriate modelling studies.

The session is BG6.3/CL4.19/IG19 and is organized by Martin Werner (, Albert Benthien ( and Enno Schefuss (

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Guidelines regarding abstract format, submission and oral/poster presentation are available on the EGU web site:

Abstract deadline: 10 January 2011