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Deuterium Content of Peat as a Paleoclimatic Recorder

W. E. Schiegl
Science
New Series, Vol. 175, No. 4021 (Feb. 4, 1972), pp. 512-513
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1733363
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Abstract

During the transformation of vegetable matter into peat the initial deuterium concentration decreases systematically with increasing carbon content. From this relationship the original deuterium content of the plants that formed the peat in Dutch peat bogs can be derived, and the values obtained can be correlated with past summer temperatures in the Netherlands.

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