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Weybourne Atmospheric Observatory: Fourier Transform Infra-Red (FTIR) measurements

Latest Data Update: 2020-03-03
Status: Ongoing
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2020-03-03
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 9 Files | 98MB


This dataset contains measurements taken from the Fourier Transform Infra-Red (FTIR instrument location at the Weybourne Atmospheric Observatory. The instrument measures CH4, N2O, CO and CO2.

The Weybourne Atmospheric Observatory (WAO) is a Regional station in the Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) programme of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). It is situated on the North Norfolk coast (52°57’02’’N, 1°07’19’’E, 15 m asl).

Citable as:  Forster, G. (2020): Weybourne Atmospheric Observatory: Fourier Transform Infra-Red (FTIR) measurements. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Weybourne Atmospheric Observatory, v


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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 station manager, then uploaded as is to the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA).

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 NetCDF formatted.

Related Documents

 WAO web page

Process overview

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


  • units: 1
  • long_name: Data Quality Flag: CH4
  • var_id: qc_flag_ch4
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Data Quality Flag: CO
  • var_id: qc_flag_co
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Data Quality Flag: CO2
  • var_id: qc_flag_co2
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Data Quality Flag: N2O
  • var_id: qc_flag_n2o
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Day
  • var_id: day
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Day of Year
  • var_id: day_of_year
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Hour
  • var_id: hour
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Minute
  • var_id: minute
  • units: 1e-9
  • standard_name: mole_fraction_of_methane_in_air
  • long_name: Mole Fraction of Methane in air
  • var_id: mole_fraction_of_methane_in_air
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Month
  • var_id: month
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Second
  • var_id: second
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Year
  • var_id: year

Co-ordinate Variables

  • units: degrees_north
  • standard_name: latitude
  • var_id: latitude
  • long_name: Latitude
  • units: degrees_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • var_id: longitude
  • long_name: Longitude
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
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