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Continuous measurements of atmospheric CO2 at Jubany Station, Antarctica

Authors:

Luigi Ciattaglia ,

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Fisica dell'Atmosfera; Servizio Meteorologico AM, IT; Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder and Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, US
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Tiziano Colombo,

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Fisica dell'Atmosfera; Servizio Meteorologico AM, IT; Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder and Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, US
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Kenneth A. Masarie

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Fisica dell'Atmosfera; Servizio Meteorologico AM, IT; Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder and Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics Laboratory, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, US
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Abstract

The first 4 years (1994–1997) of continuous atmospheric CO2 measurements from Jubany station located on the Antarctic peninsula are presented. Details are given on the station environment, meteorological conditions, instrumentation, and data selection strategy. The average seasonal cycle and annual growth rate are characterized and compared with other independent Antarctic CO2 measurement records. An analysis of diurnal behaviour and local meteorology and statistical variability in the measurements suggests that Jubany is a suitable site for making systematic observations of CO2 that are representative of large well-mixed air masses.

How to Cite: Ciattaglia, L., Colombo, T. and Masarie, K.A., 1999. Continuous measurements of atmospheric CO2 at Jubany Station, Antarctica. Tellus B: Chemical and Physical Meteorology, 51(3), pp.713–721. DOI: http://doi.org/10.3402/tellusb.v51i3.16470
  Published on 01 Jan 1999
 Accepted on 28 Dec 1998            Submitted on 15 Dec 1997

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