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Weybourne Atmospheric Observatory: Longterm measurements of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

Latest Data Update: 2017-01-31
Status: Ongoing
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2012-01-01
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 21 Files | 102MB


Longterm measurements of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide at Weybourne Atmospheric Observatory (WAO) using a Siemens NDIR instrument operated by the NCAS (National Centre for Atmospheric Science) AMF (Atmospheric Measurement Facility). WAO, situated on the north Norfolk coast, is part of the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and is a world class facility for fundemental research, background atmospheric monitoring and teaching purposes. WAO operates a range of instruments in its measurement programme - the data from which is archived at the BADC.

Citable as:  Forster, G. (2012): Weybourne Atmospheric Observatory: Longterm measurements of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Weybourne Atmospheric Observatory, WAO, carbon dioxide, AMF


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Data lineage:

Data is collected at the Weybourne Atmospheric Observatory (WAO), which operates a range of instruments in its measurement programme. After collection, data is processed and formatted by the insrument manager, then uploaded as is to BADC

Data Quality:
Data quality has been logged separately contact the WAO manager for details. Future revision of the data should contain quality flags
File Format:
Data are NASA Ames formatted.

Process overview

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


  • units: None
  • names: CO2_flag
  • units: hourly average. Date_and_Time is start of the hour
  • names: CO2_ppm
  • units: None
  • names: day
  • units: None
  • names: decimal_year
  • units: seconds since 00:00 1st January 1970
  • names: epoch_time
  • units: None
  • names: hour
  • units: None
  • names: minute
  • units: None
  • names: month
  • units: None
  • names: second
  • units: days since 00:00 1st January 0000
  • names: serial_time
  • units: None
  • names: year

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