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CO Abundance Data from Thermo 48i Carbon Monoxide Analyser Instrument at the Manchester Air Quality Site, 2019 onwards

Update Frequency: Monthly
Latest Data Update: 2023-06-06
Status: Ongoing
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2023-01-17
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 133 Files | 191MB


Mass fraction of carbon monoxide (CO) in air measured at 7m above ground level by a Thermo 48i Carbon Monoxide Analyser Instrument at the Manchester Air Quality Site (MAQS) from 2019 onwards for the Integrated Research Observation System for Clean Air (OSCA) project.

Citable as:  Watson, N. (2023): CO Abundance Data from Thermo 48i Carbon Monoxide Analyser Instrument at the Manchester Air Quality Site, 2019 onwards. NERC EDS Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: OSCA, air quality, supersite, CO, maqs, OSCA-AQ


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Data lineage:

Data are collected by the project team and transfered directly from the instrument to the computer database, before being transferred to the general database, where it is processed, averaged over minute time intervals and flagged where data is suspect. Once complete, data are uploaded to CEDA for archiving.
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Data Quality:
The baseline level for the CO analyser is tested every 3 hours using a CO zero-cylinder, and the response factor is optained from every 6 month audit. If the zero-corrected CO level falls below 0 or above 300 ppb it is flagged.
File Format:
NetCDF and CSV format

Related Documents

 OSCA Project Webpage

Process overview

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


  • units: 1
  • long_name: Data Quality flag
  • var_id: qc_flag_co
  • long_name: Day
  • var_id: day
  • standard_name:
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Day of Year
  • var_id: day_of_year
  • standard_name:
  • long_name: Hour
  • var_id: hour
  • standard_name:
  • var_id: mass_fraction_of_carbon_monoxide_in_air
  • standard_name: mass_fraction_of_carbon_monoxide_in_air
  • long_name: Mass Fraction of Carbon Monoxide in air
  • long_name: Month
  • var_id: month
  • standard_name:
  • var_id: time
  • units: seconds
  • long_name: Time (seconds since 1970-01-01 00:00:00)
  • long_name: Year
  • var_id: year
  • standard_name:
  • var_id: minute
  • standard_name:
  • long_name: minute
  • var_id: second
  • standard_name:
  • long_name: second

Co-ordinate Variables

  • units: degree_north
  • standard_name: latitude
  • var_id: latitude
  • long_name: Latitude
  • units: degree_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • var_id: longitude
  • long_name: Longitude
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