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Leaf water deuterium enrichment shapes leaf wax n-alkane δD values of angiosperm plants II: Observational evidence and global implications

Kahmen , Ansgar; Hoffmann, Bernd; SchefuB, Enno; Arndt, Stefan K; Cernusak, Lucas; West, Jason B; Sachse, Dirk


Leaf wax n-alkanes are long-chain hydrocarbons that can persist in sedimentary records over geological timescales. Since their hydrogen isotopic composition (expressed as a δD value) can be correlated to the δD values of precipitation, leaf wax n-alkane

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2012.09.004


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