Charles Darwin University

CDU eSpace
Institutional Repository

 
CDU Staff and Student only
 

Stable Isotope Anatomy of Tropical Cyclone Ita, North-Eastern Australia, April 2014

Munksgaard, Niels, Zwart, Costijn, Kurita, Naoyuki, Bass, Adrian, Nott, Jonathan and Bird, Michael I. (2015). Stable Isotope Anatomy of Tropical Cyclone Ita, North-Eastern Australia, April 2014. PLoS One,10(3 - Article No. e0119728).

Document type: Journal Article
Citation counts: Altmetric Score Altmetric Score is 4
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Attached Files (Some files may be inaccessible until you login with your CDU eSpace credentials)
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads
Download this reading Munksgaard_59408.pdf Published version application/pdf 1.00MB 12
Reading the attached file works best in Firefox, Chrome and IE 9 or later.

ARC Grant No. LE130100159
IRMA ID 84376995xPUB195
Title Stable Isotope Anatomy of Tropical Cyclone Ita, North-Eastern Australia, April 2014
Author Munksgaard, Niels
Zwart, Costijn
Kurita, Naoyuki
Bass, Adrian
Nott, Jonathan
Bird, Michael I.
Journal Name PLoS One
Publication Date 2015
Volume Number 10
Issue Number 3 - Article No. e0119728
ISSN 1932-6203   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84924308165
Total Pages 15
Place of Publication United States of America
Publisher Public Library of Science
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract The isotope signatures registered in speleothems during tropical cyclones (TC) provides information about the frequency and intensity of past TCs but the precise relationship between isotopic composition and the meteorology of TCs remain uncertain. Here we present continuous δ18O and δ2H data in rainfall and water vapour, as well as in discrete rainfall samples, during the passage of TC Ita and relate the evolution in isotopic compositions to local and synoptic scale meteorological observations. High-resolution data revealed a close relationship between isotopic compositions and cyclonic features such as spiral rainbands, periods of stratiform rainfall and the arrival of subtropical and tropical air masses with changing oceanic and continental moisture sources. The isotopic compositions in discrete rainfall samples were remarkably constant along the ~450 km overland path of the cyclone when taking into account the direction and distance to the eye of the cyclone at each sampling time. Near simultaneous variations in δ18O and δ2H values in rainfall and vapour and a near-equilibrium rainfall-vapour isotope fractionation indicates strong isotopic exchange between rainfall and surface inflow of vapour during the approach of the cyclone. In contrast, after the passage of spiral rainbands close to the eye of the cyclone, different moisture sources for rainfall and vapour are reflected in diverging d-excess values. High-resolution isotope studies of modern TCs refine the interpretation of stable isotope signatures found in speleothems and other paleo archives and should aim to further investigate the influence of cyclone intensity and longevity on the isotopic composition of associated rainfall.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0119728   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
Additional Notes This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Description for Link Link to CC Attribution 4.0 License
URL https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/au


© copyright

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in CDU eSpace. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact digitisation@cdu.edu.au.

 
Versions
Version Filter Type
Access Statistics: 21 Abstract Views, 12 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Tue, 26 Jul 2016, 12:59:45 CST