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ZWAMPS: Isotopic d13C methane measurements taken from, Zambia 2019

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Latest Data Update: 2020-06-11
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2020-08-19
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 1 Files | 5KB


This dataset contains air sample measurements of isotopic d13C methane. The measurements were collected using regular flask samples around Zambia. The samples were analysed Royal Holloway University of London using continuous flow gas chromatography/isotope ratio mass spectrometry (CF-GC/IRMS).

These data were collected as part of the ZWAMPS: Quantifying methane emissions in remote tropical settings: a new 3D approach project funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) NE/S00159X/1.

Citable as:  Greenhouse Gas Laboratory, Royal Holloway University; Lowry, D.; Fisher, R.; Nisbet, E.; France, J. (2020): ZWAMPS: Isotopic d13C methane measurements taken from, Zambia 2019. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: ZWAMPS, methane, Zambia, NERC


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Public data: access to these data is available to both registered and non-registered users.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data were collected locally and sent to RHUL for analysis and deposited at the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA) for archiving.

Data Quality:
Data are as given by the data provider, no quality control has been performed by the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA).
File Format:
Data are BADC-CSV formatted.

Process overview

This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.
Output Description


  • long_name: CH4
  • var_id: 7
  • units: [ppm]
  • long_name: DATE
  • var_id: 2
  • units: dd/mm/yyyy
  • var_id: 4
  • long_name: Location Description
  • units: [text]
  • var_id: 1
  • long_name: SAMPLE_ID
  • var_id: 9
  • units: []
  • long_name: Standard deviaiton of d13C(CH4)
  • var_id: 3
  • long_name: TIME UTC
  • units: hh:mm
  • var_id: 5
  • units: [text]
  • long_name: Zambian Grid X Coordinate
  • var_id: 6
  • units: [text]
  • long_name: Zambian Grid Y Coordinate
  • long_name: d13C(CH4)
  • var_id: 8
  • units: []

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