[AAS11-P05] Continuous measurement of CO2 and CH4 concentration from a tower network (JR-STATION) over Siberia
Keywords:Cabon Dioxide, Methane, Tower measurement, West Siberian Lowland
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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