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Annual measurements of the stable carbon composition of carbon dioxide 13CO2 in the atmosphere from Arrival Heights, Ross Island since March 1997
Entry ID: K087_1997_2008_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: Measurements of the stable carbon composition of carbon dioxide (13CO2) are collected by small dry whole air samples (2L) annually (between 12 to 18 samples since March 1997) by a pump system from Arrival Heights, dried using magnesium perchlorate and analysed to determine 13C/12C isotopic ratio of carbon dioxide. Sample collection is aimed at the clean sector of the sky from the West through North to East, throughout the year. The measurements can be used to determine the source and sink processes of carbon and are traceable to IAEA standards.
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Description: NIWA's atmospheric homepage with links to ftp sites with data
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: 1997-03-31
Quality All of the data is held by NIWA Ltd., New Zealand and is available via the ftp site listed on this page. Please contact Dr Gordon Brailsford for more information.
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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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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-06-06

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