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 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.
- Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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- DOE ARM Climate Research Facility, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Richland, Washington.
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- DOE Office of Science Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
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- USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
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