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Title: The ALE/GAGE/AGAGE Network (DB1001)

Abstract

In the ALE/GAGE/AGAGE global network program, continuous high frequency gas chromatographic measurements of four biogenic/anthropogenic gases (methane, CH4; nitrous oxide, N2O; hydrogen, H; and carbon monoxide, CO) and several anthropogenic gases that contribute to stratospheric ozone destruction and/or to the greenhouse effect have been carried out at five globally distributed sites for several years. The program, which began in 1978, is divided into three parts associated with three changes in instrumentation: the Atmospheric Lifetime Experiment (ALE), which used Hewlett Packard HP5840 gas chromatographs; the Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment (GAGE), which used HP5880 gas chromatographs; and the present Advanced GAGE (AGAGE). AGAGE uses two types of instruments: a gas chromatograph with multiple detectors (GC-MD), and a gas chromatograph with mass spectrometric analysis (GC-MS). Beginning in January 2004, an improved cryogenic preconcentration system (Medusa) replaced the absorption-desorption module in the GC-MS systems at Mace Head and Cape Grim; this provided improved capability to measure a broader range of volatile perfluorocarbons with high global warming potentials. More information may be found at the AGAGE home page: http://agage.eas.gatech.edu/instruments-gcms-medusa.htm.

Authors:
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  1. MIT, Center for Global Change Science
  2. University of California, San Diego; Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  3. CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Cape Grim
  4. University of Bristol, Barbados and Mace Head Stations
  5. UCSD Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Cape Matatula Station
Contributors:
Researcher: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;

  1. CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere
  2. Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Research (EMPA); Jungfraujoch Station
  3. University of Bristol, Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group; Mace Head Station
  4. University of Urbino; Monte Cimone Station
  5. Norwegian Institute for Air Research; Ny Alesund Station
  6. Norwegian Inst. for Air Research (NILU), Kjeller (Norway); Ny Alesund Station
  7. Norwegian Inst. for Air Research (NILU), Kjeller (Norway); Global Network
  8. University of Bristol; Ragged Point Station
  9. Geogia Institute of Technology, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences; Global Network
  10. University of Bristol; Global Network
  11. UCSD, Scripps Institutioon of Oceanography; Global Network
  12. UCSD, Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Global Network
  13. National University of Ireland; Global Network
  14. CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere; Global Network
Publication Date:
Other Number(s):
DB1001
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
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Keywords:
Atmospheric Lifetime Experiment (ALE); Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment (GAGE); Advanced Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment (AGAGE)
OSTI Identifier:
1389372
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.3334/CDIAC/ATG.DB1001

Citation Formats

Prinn, Ronald G., Weiss, Ray F., Krummel, Paul B., O'Doherty, Simon, Muhle, Jens, Fraser, Paul, Reimann, Stefan, Vollmer, Martin, Simmonds, Peter G., Malone, Michela, Arduini, Jgor, Lunder, Chris, Hermansen, Ove, Schmidbauer, Norbert, Young, Dickon, Wang, Hsiang J., Huang, Jin, Rigby, Matthew, Harth, Chris, Salameh, Peter, Spain, Gerard, Steele, Paul, Arnold, Tim, Kim, Jooil, Derek, Nada, mitrevski, Blagoj, and Langenfelds, Ray. The ALE/GAGE/AGAGE Network (DB1001). United States: N. p., 2008. Web. doi:10.3334/CDIAC/ATG.DB1001.
Prinn, Ronald G., Weiss, Ray F., Krummel, Paul B., O'Doherty, Simon, Muhle, Jens, Fraser, Paul, Reimann, Stefan, Vollmer, Martin, Simmonds, Peter G., Malone, Michela, Arduini, Jgor, Lunder, Chris, Hermansen, Ove, Schmidbauer, Norbert, Young, Dickon, Wang, Hsiang J., Huang, Jin, Rigby, Matthew, Harth, Chris, Salameh, Peter, Spain, Gerard, Steele, Paul, Arnold, Tim, Kim, Jooil, Derek, Nada, mitrevski, Blagoj, & Langenfelds, Ray. The ALE/GAGE/AGAGE Network (DB1001). United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.3334/CDIAC/ATG.DB1001
Prinn, Ronald G., Weiss, Ray F., Krummel, Paul B., O'Doherty, Simon, Muhle, Jens, Fraser, Paul, Reimann, Stefan, Vollmer, Martin, Simmonds, Peter G., Malone, Michela, Arduini, Jgor, Lunder, Chris, Hermansen, Ove, Schmidbauer, Norbert, Young, Dickon, Wang, Hsiang J., Huang, Jin, Rigby, Matthew, Harth, Chris, Salameh, Peter, Spain, Gerard, Steele, Paul, Arnold, Tim, Kim, Jooil, Derek, Nada, mitrevski, Blagoj, and Langenfelds, Ray. 2008. "The ALE/GAGE/AGAGE Network (DB1001)". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.3334/CDIAC/ATG.DB1001. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1389372. Pub date:Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2008
@article{osti_1389372,
title = {The ALE/GAGE/AGAGE Network (DB1001)},
author = {Prinn, Ronald G. and Weiss, Ray F. and Krummel, Paul B. and O'Doherty, Simon and Muhle, Jens and Fraser, Paul and Reimann, Stefan and Vollmer, Martin and Simmonds, Peter G. and Malone, Michela and Arduini, Jgor and Lunder, Chris and Hermansen, Ove and Schmidbauer, Norbert and Young, Dickon and Wang, Hsiang J. and Huang, Jin and Rigby, Matthew and Harth, Chris and Salameh, Peter and Spain, Gerard and Steele, Paul and Arnold, Tim and Kim, Jooil and Derek, Nada and mitrevski, Blagoj and Langenfelds, Ray},
abstractNote = {In the ALE/GAGE/AGAGE global network program, continuous high frequency gas chromatographic measurements of four biogenic/anthropogenic gases (methane, CH4; nitrous oxide, N2O; hydrogen, H; and carbon monoxide, CO) and several anthropogenic gases that contribute to stratospheric ozone destruction and/or to the greenhouse effect have been carried out at five globally distributed sites for several years. The program, which began in 1978, is divided into three parts associated with three changes in instrumentation: the Atmospheric Lifetime Experiment (ALE), which used Hewlett Packard HP5840 gas chromatographs; the Global Atmospheric Gases Experiment (GAGE), which used HP5880 gas chromatographs; and the present Advanced GAGE (AGAGE). AGAGE uses two types of instruments: a gas chromatograph with multiple detectors (GC-MD), and a gas chromatograph with mass spectrometric analysis (GC-MS). Beginning in January 2004, an improved cryogenic preconcentration system (Medusa) replaced the absorption-desorption module in the GC-MS systems at Mace Head and Cape Grim; this provided improved capability to measure a broader range of volatile perfluorocarbons with high global warming potentials. More information may be found at the AGAGE home page: http://agage.eas.gatech.edu/instruments-gcms-medusa.htm.},
doi = {10.3334/CDIAC/ATG.DB1001},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2008},
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