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Ground based measurements of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide taken from Wayqecha (upper montane forest) in the Peruvian Andes (2010-2013)

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Latest Data Update: 2016-07-12
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Citable
Publication Date: 2016-07-12
DOI Publication Date: 2016-07-13
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 1 Files | 49KB


The dataset contains concentrations of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide which were collected in discrete air samples between 17th December 2010 and 5th July 2013 by the University of St Andrews Thermo TRACE Gas Chromatograph Ultra at Wayqecha, an upper montane forest ecosystem ground site, in the Peruvian Andes.

Data were collected tor the NERC project: 'Are tropical uplands regional hotspots for methane and nitrous oxide?' (NERC grant awards: NE/H007849/1, NE/H006753/1 and NE/H006583/2).

Citable as:  Diem, T.; Jones, S.P.; Baggs, E.; Smith, P.; Meir, P.; Teh, Y.A. (2016): Ground based measurements of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide taken from Wayqecha (upper montane forest) in the Peruvian Andes (2010-2013). Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, 13 July 2016. doi:10.5285/6ac947db-fc01-4ae0-ac4a-6d6ff016aad1.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: methane, nitrous oxide, Andes, Peru, tropical ecosystems, rainforest, greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide, soil-atmosphere gas exchange, forest, grassland


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Data lineage:

Data collected, processed and checked by the project team prior to delivery to the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA) for ingestion into the CEDA archives.

Data Quality:
Data may include "NA" values signifying when the project team were unable to sample on those dates. Such instances included: a specific piece of equipment broke in the field, or landslides, river levels etc. prevented access to the sites.
File Format:
Data are BADC-CSV formatted

Citations: 1

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Jones, S. P., Diem, T., Huaraca Quispe, L. P., Cahuana, A. J., Reay, D. S., Meir, P., & Teh, Y. A. (2016). Drivers of atmospheric methane uptake by montane forest soils in the southern Peruvian Andes. Biogeosciences, 13(14), 4151–4165.

Process overview

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


  • long_name: Carbon Dioxide
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Carbon Dioxide
  • names: Carbon Dioxide,
  • long_name: Plot porosity calculated from plot bulk and site particle density
  • long_name: available ammonium at 5 cm
  • long_name: available nitrate at 5 cm
  • long_name: available nitrite at 5 cm
  • long_name: available phosphate at 5 cm
  • long_name: local date and time
  • long_name: net soil-atmosphere carbon dioxide flux
  • long_name: net soil-atmosphere methane flux
  • long_name: net soil-atmosphere nitrous oxide flux
  • long_name: plot elevation above sea-level
  • long_name: plot soil bulk density, upper 10 cm
  • long_name: plot topography description
  • long_name: site soil particle density, upper 10 cm
  • long_name: site_plot_chamber UID
  • long_name: soi moisture probe output
  • long_name: soil oxygen concentration at 10 cm
  • long_name: soil temperature at 5 cm
  • long_name: soil volumetric water content, upper 6 cm
  • long_name: soil water filled pore space calculated from plot porosity and volumetric water content

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