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

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