Articles | Volume 23, issue 10
Technical note
28 Oct 2019
Technical note |  | 28 Oct 2019

Technical Note: A global database of the stable isotopic ratios of meteoric and terrestrial waters

Annie L. Putman and Gabriel J. Bowen

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We describe an open-access, global database of stable water isotope ratios of various water types. The database facilitates data archiving, supports standardized metadata collection, and decreases the time investment for metanalyses. To promote data discovery and collaboration, the database exposes metadata and data owner contact information for private data but only permits download of public data. Two companion apps support digital data collection and processing and upload of analyzed data.