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Annual measurements of atmospheric nitrous oxide concentrations from Arrival Heights, Ross Island since May 1996
Entry ID: K087_1996_2008_NZ_3

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Abstract: Nitrous oxide (N2O) is the main naturally occurring regulator of stratospheric ozone and is therefore a major greenhouse gas. Small whole dry air samples (2L) are collected annually (between 12 to 18 samples since May 1996) by a pump system from Arrival Heights, dried using magnesium percholrate and analysed to determine the mixing ratio of N2O. Sample collection is aimed at the clean sector of the sky from the West through North to East, throughout the year. Measurements are traceable to World Meteorological Organisation N2O scales.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.82   S: -77.82   E: 166.65   W: 166.65
Min Altitude: 184 Max Altitude: 184

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1996-05-23
start here with 1 in span in link Ancillary Description
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/

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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
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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