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Measurements of carbon monoxide concentrations and isotopic ratios from the atmosphere via equipment aboard supply aircrafts operating between Christchurch, New Zealand and McMurdo Sound
Entry ID: K087_1991_2008_NZ_2

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Summary
Abstract: Carbon monoxide (CO) is a trace gas in the atmosphere. The use of the radioactive isotope 14C in carbon monoxide is useful for determining the oxidative capacity via oxidation by hydroxyl (OH). Large whole air samples (1000-1400 litres) were collected from compressor system aboard the supply aircrafts operating between Christchurch and McMurdo (Hercules – C130, Starlifter – C141 and the ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -43.0   S: -78.0   E: 175.0   W: 165.0
Min Altitude: 0 Max Altitude: 16000

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1991-06-01
Platform
AIRCRAFT Ancillary Description
Quality All of the data is held by NIWA Ltd., New Zealand. Please contact Dr Gordon Brailsford for more information.
Data Set Progress
IN WORK
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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