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Cape Verde Atmospheric Observatory: Carbon Monoxide measurements (2008 onwards)

Update Frequency: As Needed
Latest Data Update: 2022-01-20
Status: Ongoing
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2010-09-14
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Dataset Size: 2 Files | 13MB


Data from observations made at the Cape Verde Atmospheric Observatory (CVAO) which exists to advance understanding of climatically significant interactions between the atmosphere and ocean and to provide a regional focal point and long-term data.

The observatory is based on Calhau Island of São Vicente, Cape Verde at 16.848N, 24.871W, in the tropical Eastern North Atlantic Ocean, a region which is data poor but plays a key role in atmosphere-ocean interactions of climate-related and biogeochemical parameters including greenhouse gases. It is an open-ocean site that is representative of a region likely to be sensitive to future climate change, and is minimally influenced by local effects and intermittent continental pollution.

The dataset contains long term measurements of CO mixing ratio made from 7.5m using a fast response vacuum ultraviolet fluorescence CO analyser (Aerolaser 5001) 2008-2015 and using a Picarro G2401 Analyser from 2015 onwards .

Citable as:  Read, K.A. (2010): Cape Verde Atmospheric Observatory: Carbon Monoxide measurements (2008 onwards). NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Cape Verde, Carbon monoxide, co, methane, ch4, carbon, dioxide, co2, water, h2o


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Data collected at Cape Verde Atmospheric Observatory before being transmitted back to UK where NCAS staff prepare data for archiving at BADC.

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Data from Cape Verde observatory are for research
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Data are NASA Ames formatted

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  • long_name: Carbon Monoxide
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  • gcmd_keyword: Carbon Monoxide
  • names:, Carbon Monoxide

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