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Title: Radon Measurements of Atmospheric Mixing (RAMIX) 2006–2014 Final Campaign Summary

Abstract

Uncertainty in vertical mixing between the surface layer, boundary layer, and free troposphere leads to large uncertainty in “top-down” estimates of regional land-atmosphere carbon exchange (i.e., estimates based on measurements of atmospheric CO 2 mixing ratios). The radioisotope radon-222 ( 222Rn) is a valuable tracer for measuring atmospheric mixing because it is emitted from the land surface and has a short enough half-life (3.8 days) to allow characterization of mixing processes based on vertical profile measurements.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  2. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
DOE Office of Science Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
OSTI Identifier:
1232638
Report Number(s):
DOE/SC-ARM-15-027
DOE Contract Number:  
UCRL-TR-224648
Resource Type:
Program Document
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Fischer, ML, Biraud, SC, and Hirsch, A. Radon Measurements of Atmospheric Mixing (RAMIX) 2006–2014 Final Campaign Summary. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Fischer, ML, Biraud, SC, & Hirsch, A. Radon Measurements of Atmospheric Mixing (RAMIX) 2006–2014 Final Campaign Summary. United States.
Fischer, ML, Biraud, SC, and Hirsch, A. Fri . "Radon Measurements of Atmospheric Mixing (RAMIX) 2006–2014 Final Campaign Summary". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1232638.
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abstractNote = {Uncertainty in vertical mixing between the surface layer, boundary layer, and free troposphere leads to large uncertainty in “top-down” estimates of regional land-atmosphere carbon exchange (i.e., estimates based on measurements of atmospheric CO2 mixing ratios). The radioisotope radon-222 (222Rn) is a valuable tracer for measuring atmospheric mixing because it is emitted from the land surface and has a short enough half-life (3.8 days) to allow characterization of mixing processes based on vertical profile measurements.},
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