The launch of isotope hydrology through a beer bottle

Cool blog post from Simple Climate on Willi Dansgaard, the father of isotope paleoclimatology and hydrology.  Check it out:

“How a beer bottle helped reveal rapid past climate change”

Ok, so the article is mostly about the impact Dansgaard has had on understanding past climate, but those of us that use stable water isotopes in hydrology also owe much to the work of Dansgaard and his observations made from his beer bottle collectors on amount and temperature effects of precipitation isotopic composition.

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Dr. Kevin McGuire is an associate professor in the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation and the associate director for the Virginia Water Resources Research Center in the College of Natural Resources and Environment at Virginia Tech.

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