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Measurements of methane concentrations and isotopic ratios from the atmosphere via equipment aboard supply aircrafts operating between Christchurch, New Zealand and McMurdo Sound
Entry ID: K087_1989_2008_NZ_2

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Summary
Abstract: The atmospheric trace gas, methane (CH4), affects the radiative heat balance of the earth. Measurements of the carbon and hydrogen isotopes in atmospheric methane are used to relate this climatically important greenhouse gas to its sources. An important part of this work is to determine the variation with height and latitude in the very clean air south of New Zealand to determine the transport of ... View entire text
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Description: NIWA's atmospheric homepage with publications
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: 1989-11-01
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
Lowe, D.C., Brenninkmeijer, C.A.M., Manning, M.R., Typer, S.C., Dlugokencky, E. and Steele, P. 1989. Carbon Isotopic composition of Atmospheric Methane. Transaction American Geophysical Union 70(43): 1017.

Lowe, D.C. Manning, M.R. Brenninkmeijer, C.A.M. Lassey, K.R. Carbon isotopic composition of atmospheric methane. in: Proceedings of the 12th International Clean Air Conference, ... 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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