d13C.to.D13C: d13C.to.D13C

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d13C.to.D13CR Documentation



Calculates leaf carbon isotope discrimination given plant tissue d13C signature.


d13C.to.D13C(d13C.plant, year, frac = 0)



Measured plant tissue carbon isotope signature, per mille (‰)


Year to which the sample corresponds


Post-photosynthetic fractionation factor, defaults to 0 assuming leaf material with no post-photosynthetic fractionation. User should supply reasonable value if leaf fractionation present or if samples are from wood (generally -1.9 - -2.1).


Carbon isotope discrimination in units of per mille (‰).


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d13C.to.D13C(d13C.plant = -27, year = 2015)

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