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Title: Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Record from Flask Measurements at Lampedusa Island (May 1992- December 2000)

Abstract

Lampedusa Station rests on a rocky seashore on the eastern tip of Lampedusa Island, located south of Sicily in the central Mediterranean Sea. Air samples at Lampedusa Station are collected each Friday in two pairs of 2-L glass flasks. Flasks are evacuated and then pressurized to 280-300 kPa with ambient air at the sampling site. Determinations of CO2 are made by using a Siemens Ultramat 5E nondispersive infrared gas analyzer. Water vapor is removed during the sampling process by means of a chemical trap (Magnesium Perchlorate). During the measurement, residual water vapor is removed by means of a cold trap at -70°C. From the inception of the monitoring program at Lampedusa Station, CO2-in-synthetic air calibration gases have been used. Values are relative to the dry air WMO mole fraction scale.

Authors:
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  1. ENEA, GEM-CLIM, Rome, Italy
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 (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER)
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
OSTI Identifier:
1394285
DOI:
10.3334/CDIAC/ATG.022

Citation Formats

Chamard, Paolo, Ciattaglia, Luigi, di Sarra, Alcide, and Monteleone, Francesco. Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Record from Flask Measurements at Lampedusa Island (May 1992- December 2000). United States: N. p., 2001. Web. doi:10.3334/CDIAC/ATG.022.
Chamard, Paolo, Ciattaglia, Luigi, di Sarra, Alcide, & Monteleone, Francesco. Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Record from Flask Measurements at Lampedusa Island (May 1992- December 2000). United States. doi:10.3334/CDIAC/ATG.022.
Chamard, Paolo, Ciattaglia, Luigi, di Sarra, Alcide, and Monteleone, Francesco. 2001. "Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Record from Flask Measurements at Lampedusa Island (May 1992- December 2000)". United States. doi:10.3334/CDIAC/ATG.022. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1394285. Pub date:Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2001
@article{osti_1394285,
title = {Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Record from Flask Measurements at Lampedusa Island (May 1992- December 2000)},
author = {Chamard, Paolo and Ciattaglia, Luigi and di Sarra, Alcide and Monteleone, Francesco},
abstractNote = {Lampedusa Station rests on a rocky seashore on the eastern tip of Lampedusa Island, located south of Sicily in the central Mediterranean Sea. Air samples at Lampedusa Station are collected each Friday in two pairs of 2-L glass flasks. Flasks are evacuated and then pressurized to 280-300 kPa with ambient air at the sampling site. Determinations of CO2 are made by using a Siemens Ultramat 5E nondispersive infrared gas analyzer. Water vapor is removed during the sampling process by means of a chemical trap (Magnesium Perchlorate). During the measurement, residual water vapor is removed by means of a cold trap at -70°C. From the inception of the monitoring program at Lampedusa Station, CO2-in-synthetic air calibration gases have been used. Values are relative to the dry air WMO mole fraction scale.},
doi = {10.3334/CDIAC/ATG.022},
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place = {United States},
year = {2001},
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