Remote sensing measurements of column averaged dry mole fractions (DMF) of carbon dioxide (CO2), taken in Alice Springs, Australia. The measurements were taken using a portable spectrometer (Bruker model EM27/SUN, Gisi et al. , 2012). The column abundances were retrieved from solar absorption spectra using the retrieval software GGG2014 (Wunch et al., 2015).

References: Gisi, M., Hase, F., Dohe, S., Blumenstock, T., Simon, A., and Keens, A.: XCO2-measurements with a tabletop FTS using solar absorption spectroscopy, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 5, 2969–2980, doi:10.5194/amt-5-2969-2012, 2012. Wunch, D.; Toon, G.C.; Sherlock, V.; Deutscher, N.M.; Liu, C.; Feist, D.G.;Wennberg, P.O. The Total Carbon Column Observing Network’s GGG2014 Data Version; Technical Report; Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Oak Ridge, TN, USA, 2015.


University of Wollongong

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Isamu Morino, Osamu Uchino, Nicholas B. Jones, Graham Kettlewell, Martin Riggenbach

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20160927 to 20161006

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040102 Atmospheric Dynamics, 040108 Tropospheric and Stratospheric Physics, 040199 Atmospheric Sciences not elsewhere classified

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Centre for Atmospheric Chemistry, School of Chemistry, Faculty of Science Medicine and Health,

Voltaire A Velazco

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