Measurements of carbon dioxide concentrations from the atmosphere via equipment aboard supply aircrafts operating between Christchurch, New Zealand and McMurdo Sound

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Title: Measurements of carbon dioxide concentrations from the atmosphere via equipment aboard supply aircrafts operating between Christchurch, New Zealand and McMurdo Sound
Description:
Abstract:
Carbon dioxide (CO2) in the earth's atmosphere is considered a trace gas and also a greenhouse gas. Levels of CO2 in the atmosphere are increasing due to anthropogenic activity. An automated flask sampling system is used to collect small atmospheric samples (1L) in a glass flask from supply aircraft operating between Christchurch and McMurdo Sound (since the 96-97 season). The use of different aircrafts offers the ability to measure the vertical distribution of carbon monoxide and the isotopic ratios within the troposphere and stratosphere along a latitudinal transect.
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Ferretti, D.F. and Lowe, D.C. 1998. A new technique for high precision N2O free isotopic analysis of δ13C and δ18O in atmospheric CO2 from small air samples: Conflo GS-IRMS and Pacific Ocean measurements. EOS Transactions American Geophysical Union 79: F112. Ferretti, D.G., Low, D.C., Martin, R.J. and Brailsford, G.W. 2000. A new Gas chromatograph-isotope ratio mass spectrometry technique for high precision, N2O free analysis of δ13C and δ18O in atmospheric CO2 from small air samples. Journal of Geophysical Research 105: 6709-6718. Smith, A.M., Petrenko, V.V., Hua, Q., Southon, J., Brailsford, G. 2007. The effect of N2O catalyst and means of water vapor removal on the graphitization of small CO2 samples. Radiocarbon 49 (2): 245-254.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19961224
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 165.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 175.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -43.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -78.0
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Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > TRACE GASES/TRACE SPECIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS > CARBON DIOXIDE
Theme_Keyword: AIRCRAFT
Theme_Keyword: GAS CHROMATOGRAPHS
Theme_Keyword: UNFCCC > UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > ARRIVAL HEIGHTS
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GORDON BRAILSFORD
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd. (NIWA)
Address: PO BOX 14901
City: Wellington
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 4 386 0300
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 386 0574
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: g.brailsford@niwa.co.nz
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Completeness_Report:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NZ/NZAI/ANZ > Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand
Contact_Person: SHULAMIT GORDON
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Antarctica New Zealand
Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 358 0200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 358 0211
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: s.gordon@antarcticanz.govt.nz
Resource_Description: K087_1996_2008_NZ_2
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.niwa.co.nz/our-science/atmosphere/barin...
Access_Instructions:
NIWA's atmospheric homepage with links to ftp sites with data
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090422
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090606
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CEISHA POIROT
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SHULAMIT GORDON
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Antarctica New Zealand
Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Antarctica New Zealand
Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 358 0200
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 358 0200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 358 0211
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 358 0211
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: c.poirot@antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: s.gordon@antarcticanz.govt.nz
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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