Articles | Volume 18, issue 19
Research article
04 Oct 2021
Research article |  | 04 Oct 2021

Validation of a coupled δ2Hn-alkaneδ18Osugar paleohygrometer approach based on a climate chamber experiment

Johannes Hepp, Christoph Mayr, Kazimierz Rozanski, Imke Kathrin Schäfer, Mario Tuthorn, Bruno Glaser, Dieter Juchelka, Willibald Stichler, Roland Zech, and Michael Zech


Interactive discussion

Status: closed
Status: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
Printer-friendly Version - Printer-friendly version Supplement - Supplement

Peer-review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (08 Apr 2021) by Helge Niemann
AR by Johannes Hepp on behalf of the Authors (05 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (14 Jun 2021) by Helge Niemann
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (25 Jun 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (27 Jun 2021)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (12 Aug 2021) by Helge Niemann
AR by Johannes Hepp on behalf of the Authors (29 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Deriving more quantitative climate information like relative air humidity is one of the key challenges in paleostudies. Often only qualitative reconstructions can be done when single-biomarker-isotope data are derived from a climate archive. However, the coupling of hemicellulose-derived sugar with leaf-wax-derived n-alkane isotope results has the potential to overcome this limitation and allow a quantitative relative air humidity reconstruction.
Final-revised paper