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Dataset

 

SOLAS: University of East Anglia LongPath DOAS at Cape Verde Observatory

Update Frequency: As Needed
Status: Ongoing
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2009-11-30
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

The overall aim of the UK Surface Ocean / Lower Atmosphere Study (UK SOLAS) is to advance understanding of environmentally significant interactions between the atmosphere and ocean, focusing on material exchanges that involve ocean productivity, atmospheric composition and climate. The knowledge obtained will improve the predictability of climate change and give insights into the distribution and fate of persistent pollutants.

Data from observations made at the The Cape Verde Atmospheric Observatory (16.848N, 24.871W) 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 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 LongPath DOAS measurements.

Citable as:  Natural Environment Research Council; Williamson, P. (2009): SOLAS: University of East Anglia LongPath DOAS at Cape Verde Observatory. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/4fee3f23f1ace59f839333a6f7280bf5
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: SOLAS, UEA, Cape Verde, DOAS

Details

Previous Info:
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Previously used record identifiers:
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__dep_12595838784428589
Access rules:
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: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

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

Data Quality:
research data
File Format:
Data are NASA Ames formatted

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Process overview

This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.
Output Description None
  • units: ppt
  • names: BrO detection limit
  • units: ppt
  • names: BrO uncertainty
  • units: ppt
  • names: BrO volume mixing ratio
  • units: ppt
  • names: IO detection limit
  • units: ppt
  • names: IO uncertainty
  • units: ppt
  • names: IO volume mixing ratio

Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2009-11-22T00:00:00
End time:
2009-11-23T23:59:59
Geographic Extent

 
16.8480°
 
-24.8710°
 
-24.8710°
 
16.8480°