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Measurement Of Greenhouse Gases At The UK Scale Using Boundary Layer Budget Methods And Aircraft Sampling

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EURO990132

Volume

36

Pages

5

Published

1999

Size

349 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

D. Fowler, U. Skiba, K.N. Bower T.W. Simpson, M.W. Gallagher, T.W. Choularton and A. Kaye

Abstract

Measurement of Greenhouse Gases at the UK Scale using Boundary Layer Budget Methods and Aircraft Sampling A contribution to subproject BIATEX-2 D Fowler', U Skiba\ K.N. Bower^ TW Simpson^, MW Gallagher^, TW ChoulaiW and A. Kaye^ ' Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, Bush Estate, Penicuik, Midlothian, EH26 OQB, UK * The Physics Department, UM1ST, PO Box 88, Manchester, M60 1QD, UK * Meteorological Research Flight, DRA, Farnborough, Hampshire, GUI 4 6TD, UK. Introduction Spatial variability in the biosphere-atmosphere exchange of gases such as (% and N2O has made extrapolation from enclosure methods very speculative. Recent advances in precision concentration measurements have made it possible to measure net biosphere-atmosphere fluxes of a range of radiatively active trace gases averaged over regional spatial scales (-10^ knf). This method has been extended here to estimate the net fluxes from

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