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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

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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Start Date: 1991-06-01
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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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