JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

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[JJ] Poster

A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences) » A-AS Atmospheric Sciences, Meteorology & Atmospheric Environment

[A-AS11] [JJ] Atmospheric Chemistry

Wed. May 24, 2017 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL7)

convener:Hitoshi Irie(Center for Environmental Remote Sensing, Chiba University), Toshinobu Machida(National Institute for Environmental Studies), Hiroshi Tanimoto(National Institute for Environmental Studies), Yoko Iwamoto(Graduate School of Biosphere Science, Hiroshima University)

[AAS11-P05] Continuous measurement of CO2 and CH4 concentration from a tower network (JR-STATION) over Siberia

*Motoki Sasakawa1, Toshinobu Machida1, Akihiko Ito1, Noritsugu Tsuda2, Mikhail Arshinov3, Denis Davydov3, Alexandrov Fofonov3 (1.NIES National Institute of Environmental Studies, 2.Global Environmental Forum, 3.V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics, Russian Academy of Sciences)

Keywords:Cabon Dioxide, Methane, Tower measurement, West Siberian Lowland

Continuous measureements of CO2 and CH4 concentration have been carried out with a tower network in Siberia (JR-STATION: Japan–Russia Siberian Tall Tower Inland Observation Network) in order to study the spatial and temporal variations of CO2 and CH4 and estimate the distribution of the flux over this vast area (Sasakawa et al., 2010, 2012, 2013) where only a few atmospheric investigations were made.
The JR-STATION consists of 6 towers (Figure) located at Berezorechka (BRZ) since 2002, at Karasevoe (KRS) since 2004, at Demyanskoe (DEM) and Noyabrsk (NOY) since 2005, at Azovo (AZV) since 2007, and at Vaganovo (VGN) since 2008. Air samples taken at two heights (5-85 m) on each tower were analyzed with an NDIR (LI-COR, LI-820) for CO2 and a SnO2 semiconductor sensor (Suto et al., 2010) for CH4 after passing through the line with a glass water trap, a Nafion membrane dryer (PERMA PURE, MD-050-72F-2), and a magnesium perchlorate. Measurement precision was ±0.3 ppm for CO2 and ±5 ppb for CH4.
We will discuss the long-term variations in CO2 and CH4 observed with the present system. From the year of 2015, we installed a Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy (CRDS; Picarro inc.) at KRS, DEM, and NOY. We thus validate the recent data with the data by the CRDSs.

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