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Annual measurements of atmospheric carbon monoxide concentrations and isotopic ratios from Arrival Heights, Ross Island since June 1991
Entry ID: K087_1991_2008_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: Carbon monoxide (CO) is a trace gas in the atmosphere. Although it occurs naturally in the atmosphere at very low concentrations, it may contribute to the greenhouse effect and concentrations are increasing due to anthropogenic activity. The use of the radioactive isotope 14C in carbon monoxide is useful for determining the oxidative capacity of the atmosphere via oxidation by hydroxyl (OH). ... View entire text
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Description: The data is publically available at the Global Atmospheric Watch, World Data Centre for Greenhouse Gases (WDCGG)

Description: NIWA's atmospheric homepage with links to ftp data and publications
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.82   S: -77.82   E: 166.65   W: 166.65
Min Altitude: 0 Max Altitude: 200

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1991-06-01
Quality All of the data is held by NIWA Ltd., New Zealand and is available via the ftp site listed on this page. The data is also available via the Global Atmospheric Watch, World Data Centre for Greenhouse Gases (WDCGG). Please contact Dr Gordon Brailsford for more information.
Data Set Progress
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Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/

Data Center Personnel
Name: SHULAMIT GORDON
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +64 4 386 0300
Fax: +64 3 386 0574
Email: g.brailsford at niwa.co.nz
Contact Address:
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd. (NIWA)
PO BOX 14901
City: Wellington
Country: New Zealand
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Publications/References
Brenninkmeijer, C.A.M. Measurement of the abundance of CO-14 in the atmosphere and the C-13/C-12 and O-18/O-16 ratio of atmospheric CO with applications in New Zealand and Antarctica. Journal of geophysical research 98(D6): 10,595-10,614, 1993.

Brenninkmeijer, C.A.M. Interhemispheric asymmetry in OH abundance inferred from measurements of atmospheric C-140. Nature 356(6364): 50-52, ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-06-06

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