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Title: Atmospheric CO2 Records from Sites Operated by the Fraunhofer Institute for Atmospheric Environment Research (1978 - 1992)

Abstract

The monitoring site at Garmisch-Partenkirchen is considered a grassland valley site. Because of strong local influence (vegetation and meteorology), the CO2 concentrations at Garmisch-Partenkirchen are higher and show greater seasonal amplitudes than the concentrations measured at Wank or Zugspitze. According to the filtered data, the annual atmospheric CO2 concentrations at Garmisch-Partenkirchen increased from 330.2 ppmv in 1978 to 345.1 ppmv in 1986 and from 347.6 ppmv in 1988 to 354.7 ppmv in 1992. The monitoring site at Wank Peak (WMO-BAPMoN station) is located on the grass-covered, rounded top of the mountain, just above the timberline. The mean annual CO2 concentrations at Wank Peak increased from 334.2 ppmv in 1980 to 348.6 ppmv in 1992. The station at Zugspitze is located near the summit of the highest mountain of the German Alps. In 1990, the site of CO2 sampling was changed from a location 250 m below the summit to a new monitoring station (2937 m above MSL) close to the mountain top. Compatibility of the results was seen from measurements conducted in parallel at the two sites for several months. Because of the high elevation of the mountain station, the CO2 measurements at Zugspitze can be considered free of regionalmore » contamination most of the time. The mean annual CO2 concentrations at Zugspitze increased from 333.7 ppmv in 1981 to 349.4 ppmv in 1992.« less

Authors:
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  1. Fraunhofer Institute for Atmospheric Environmental Research (IFU), Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Publication Date:
Product Type:
Dataset
Research Org.:
Environmental System Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem (ESS-DIVE) (United States); Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (USA)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER)
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Keywords:
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany; Wank Peak, Germany; Zugspitze, Germany
OSTI Identifier:
1389355
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.3334/CDIAC/ATG.021

Citation Formats

Sladkovic, R., Scheel, H. E., and Seiler, W. Atmospheric CO2 Records from Sites Operated by the Fraunhofer Institute for Atmospheric Environment Research (1978 - 1992). United States: N. p., 1997. Web. doi:10.3334/CDIAC/ATG.021.
Sladkovic, R., Scheel, H. E., & Seiler, W. Atmospheric CO2 Records from Sites Operated by the Fraunhofer Institute for Atmospheric Environment Research (1978 - 1992). United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.3334/CDIAC/ATG.021
Sladkovic, R., Scheel, H. E., and Seiler, W. 1997. "Atmospheric CO2 Records from Sites Operated by the Fraunhofer Institute for Atmospheric Environment Research (1978 - 1992)". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.3334/CDIAC/ATG.021. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1389355. Pub date:Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1997
@article{osti_1389355,
title = {Atmospheric CO2 Records from Sites Operated by the Fraunhofer Institute for Atmospheric Environment Research (1978 - 1992)},
author = {Sladkovic, R. and Scheel, H. E. and Seiler, W.},
abstractNote = {The monitoring site at Garmisch-Partenkirchen is considered a grassland valley site. Because of strong local influence (vegetation and meteorology), the CO2 concentrations at Garmisch-Partenkirchen are higher and show greater seasonal amplitudes than the concentrations measured at Wank or Zugspitze. According to the filtered data, the annual atmospheric CO2 concentrations at Garmisch-Partenkirchen increased from 330.2 ppmv in 1978 to 345.1 ppmv in 1986 and from 347.6 ppmv in 1988 to 354.7 ppmv in 1992. The monitoring site at Wank Peak (WMO-BAPMoN station) is located on the grass-covered, rounded top of the mountain, just above the timberline. The mean annual CO2 concentrations at Wank Peak increased from 334.2 ppmv in 1980 to 348.6 ppmv in 1992. The station at Zugspitze is located near the summit of the highest mountain of the German Alps. In 1990, the site of CO2 sampling was changed from a location 250 m below the summit to a new monitoring station (2937 m above MSL) close to the mountain top. Compatibility of the results was seen from measurements conducted in parallel at the two sites for several months. Because of the high elevation of the mountain station, the CO2 measurements at Zugspitze can be considered free of regional contamination most of the time. The mean annual CO2 concentrations at Zugspitze increased from 333.7 ppmv in 1981 to 349.4 ppmv in 1992.},
doi = {10.3334/CDIAC/ATG.021},
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place = {United States},
year = {1997},
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