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Dataset

 

GAUGE: Methane, carbon dioxide and meteorological observations taken onboard Finlandia Seaways (2015-2017)

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Citable
Publication Date: 2019-07-26
DOI Publication Date: 2020-02-27
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

This dataset contains methane, carbon dioxide and meteorological observations taken onboard the commercial freight ferry Finlandia Seaways on route between Rosyth (Scotland, UK: 56°1'21.611''N 3°26'21.558'' W) and Zeebrugge (Belgium : 51°21'16.96''N 3°10'34.645''E) 2015-2017 by the Centre for Ecology and hydrology (CEH). The measurements were taken using a Picarro CRDS model G1301, Vaisala WXT510 weather station and Garmin GPS.

This data was collected as part of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Greenhouse gAs Uk and Global Emissions (GAUGE) project (NE/K002449/1NERC) and NERC UK-SCAPE programme delivering National Capability (NE/R016429/1).

The GAUGE project aimed to determine the magnitude, spatial distribution, and uncertainties of the UK's Greenhouse Gas budget using new and existing measurement networks and modelling approaches at a range of scales.

Citable as:  Helfter, C.; Yeung, K.; Mullinger, N.; Nemitz, E. (2020): GAUGE: Methane, carbon dioxide and meteorological observations taken onboard Finlandia Seaways (2015-2017). Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, 27 February 2020. doi:10.5285/b37470e2d12b4763a323a03d0f494f6a. http://dx.doi.org/10.5285/b37470e2d12b4763a323a03d0f494f6a
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: GAUGE, CH4, CO2, methane, carbon dioxide, ship

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Data lineage:

Data collected, processed and checked by the project team at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) and deposited with 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 netCDF formatted.

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Process overview

This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.
Output Description None
  • units: degree
  • standard_name: wind_from_direction
  • var_id: wind_direction
  • long_name: Absolute wind direction (with respect to North)
  • names: wind_from_direction, Absolute wind direction (with respect to North)
  • standard_name: air_temperature
  • var_id: air_temperature
  • units: degree_celsius
  • long_name: Air temperature measured by Vaisala WXT510 weather station mounted on the top deck of the ship
  • names: air_temperature, Air temperature measured by Vaisala WXT510 weather station mounted on the top deck of the ship
  • units: hPa
  • standard_name: air_pressure
  • var_id: air_pressure
  • long_name: Atmospheric pressure measured by Vaisala WXT510 weather station mounted on the top deck of the ship
  • names: air_pressure, Atmospheric pressure measured by Vaisala WXT510 weather station mounted on the top deck of the ship
  • standard_name: mole_fraction_of_methane_in_air
  • units: nanomoles/mole
  • long_name: Calibrated values of CH4
  • var_id: methane
  • names: mole_fraction_of_methane_in_air, Calibrated values of CH4
  • standard_name: mole_fraction_of_carbon_dioxide_in_air
  • units: micromoles/mole
  • long_name: Calibrated values of CO2
  • var_id: carbon_dioxide
  • names: mole_fraction_of_carbon_dioxide_in_air, Calibrated values of CO2
  • units: degree
  • standard_name: platform_course
  • long_name: Course of the vessel relative to North (source: GPS)
  • var_id: ship_course
  • names: platform_course, Course of the vessel relative to North (source: GPS)
  • standard_name: wind_speed
  • var_id: wind_speed
  • units: m/s
  • long_name: Horizontal wind speed measured by Vaisala WXT510
  • names: wind_speed, Horizontal wind speed measured by Vaisala WXT510
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Measurement status flag for carbon dioxide concentrations
  • var_id: carbon_dioxide_status_flag
  • names: Measurement status flag for carbon dioxide concentrations
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Measurement status flag for methane concentrations
  • var_id: methane_status_flag
  • names: Measurement status flag for methane concentrations
  • units: m/s
  • standard_name: platform_speed_wrt_ground
  • long_name: Speed of the vessel as reported by GPS system
  • var_id: ship_speed
  • names: platform_speed_wrt_ground, Speed of the vessel as reported by GPS system
  • units: nanomoles/mole
  • long_name: Standard deviation over averaging period
  • var_id: methane_variability
  • names: Standard deviation over averaging period

Co-ordinate Variables

  • units: degree_north
  • standard_name: latitude
  • var_id: latitude
  • long_name: Signed decimal latitude obtained from GPS (positive northward)
  • names: latitude, Signed decimal latitude obtained from GPS (positive northward)
  • units: degree_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • var_id: longitude
  • long_name: Signed decimal longitude obtained from GPS (positive eastward)
  • names: longitude, Signed decimal longitude obtained from GPS (positive eastward)
  • long_name: time
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • names: time
Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2015-01-01T00:00:00
End time:
2017-12-31T23:59:59
Geographic Extent

 
56.1200°
 
3.1000°
 
2.2600°
 
51.2100°