Annual growth rings sampled from three free-standing trees (Platanus hybrida sp.), grew in the metropolitan area of Palermo (Italy) and covering a 118 years time span (1880-1998), have been studied for their 13C/12C carbon isotope ratios. It has been found that the 13C/12C tree ring record, during the study time interval, decreased of -3.6‰, from -26.4‰ in 1880 to -30‰ in 1998. Such a progressive depletion has been attributed to the addition of anthropogenic 13C depleted carbon dioxide to the local atmosphere. The observed 13C/12C decrease has been used to infer some possible pathways of atmospheric CO2 change in the study urban area.

Dongarrà, G., & Varrica, D. (2002). δ13C variations in tree rings as an indication of severe changes in the urban air quality. ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT, 36, 5887-5896 [10.1016/S1352-2310(02)00824-5].

δ13C variations in tree rings as an indication of severe changes in the urban air quality

DONGARRA', Gaetano;VARRICA, Daniela
2002

Abstract

Annual growth rings sampled from three free-standing trees (Platanus hybrida sp.), grew in the metropolitan area of Palermo (Italy) and covering a 118 years time span (1880-1998), have been studied for their 13C/12C carbon isotope ratios. It has been found that the 13C/12C tree ring record, during the study time interval, decreased of -3.6‰, from -26.4‰ in 1880 to -30‰ in 1998. Such a progressive depletion has been attributed to the addition of anthropogenic 13C depleted carbon dioxide to the local atmosphere. The observed 13C/12C decrease has been used to infer some possible pathways of atmospheric CO2 change in the study urban area.
Settore GEO/08 - Geochimica E Vulcanologia
Dongarrà, G., & Varrica, D. (2002). δ13C variations in tree rings as an indication of severe changes in the urban air quality. ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT, 36, 5887-5896 [10.1016/S1352-2310(02)00824-5].
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