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GAUGE: Methane, Carbon Dioxide and Nitrous Oxide measurements taken from Heathfield Tower.

Latest Data Update: 2018-11-21
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2018-11-27
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 5 Files | 113MB


This dataset contains Methane, Carbon Dioxide and Nitrous Oxide measurements taken from Heathfield Tower at 50m and 100m. The measurements were taken using a Gas Chromatography-micro Electron Capture Detector (GC-ECD). This data was collected as part of the NERC GAUGE (Greenhouse gAs UK and Global Emissions) project (NE/K002449/1NERC and TRN1028/06/2015).

The GAUGE project aimed to produce robust estimates of the UK Greenhouse Gas budget, using new and existing measurement networks and modelling activities at a range of scales. It aimed to integrate inter- calibrated information from ground-based, airborne, ferry-borne, balloon-borne, and space-borne sensors, including new sensor technology.

Citable as:  University of Bristol; O'Doherty, S.; Grant, A. (2018): GAUGE: Methane, Carbon Dioxide and Nitrous Oxide measurements taken from Heathfield Tower.. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: GAUGE, N2O, CH4, CO2, Tower


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Data lineage:

Data were collected by the University of Bristol 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)
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Data are NetCDF formatted.

Process overview

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


  • standard_name: mole_fraction_of_carbon_dioxide_in_air
  • units: 1e-6
  • var_id: co2
  • long_name: mole_fraction_of_carbon_dioxide_in_air
  • units: 1e-6
  • long_name: mole_fraction_of_carbon_dioxide_in_air_variability
  • var_id: co2_variability
  • units: 1e-9
  • standard_name: mole_fraction_of_methane_in_air
  • var_id: ch4
  • long_name: mole_fraction_of_methane_in_air
  • units: 1e-9
  • long_name: mole_fraction_of_methane_in_air_variability
  • var_id: ch4_variability
  • var_id: time

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