Articles | Volume 24, issue 12
Technical note
08 Dec 2020
Technical note |  | 08 Dec 2020

Technical note: Evaluation of a low-cost evaporation protection method for portable water samplers

Jana von Freyberg, Julia L. A. Knapp, Andrea Rücker, Bjørn Studer, and James W. Kirchner


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (17 Sep 2020) by Christine Stumpp
AR by Julia Knapp on behalf of the Authors (27 Sep 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (13 Oct 2020) by Christine Stumpp
AR by Julia Knapp on behalf of the Authors (20 Oct 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Automated water samplers are often used to collect precipitation and streamwater samples for subsequent isotope analysis, but the isotopic signal of these samples may be altered due to evaporative fractionation occurring during the storage inside the autosamplers in the field. In this article we present and evaluate a cost-efficient modification to the Teledyne ISCO automated water sampler that prevents isotopic enrichment through evaporative fractionation of the water samples.