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Concentration and isotopic measurements of radiatively important gases in the southern atmosphere

Abstract: Australian Antarctic Division project #124 monitors the background level of major greenhouse gases, and related species (carbon dioxide, methane, carbon monoxide, nitrous oxide, hydrogen, and carbon dioxide isotopes, oxygen), at a number of Antarctic sites.

Samples of air are collected and returned to CSIRO Atmospheric Research for analysis. Radiocarbon and oxygen are measured by international ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -41.0   S: -90.0   E: 159.0   W: 62.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Krummel, P., Steele, P. and Langenfelds, R.
Dataset Title: Concentration and isotopic measurements of radiatively important gases in the southern atmosphere
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2000-07-05
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1984-05-01
Quality See the readme files associated with the downloadable dataset for further information.

Taken from the 2008-2009 Progress Report:
The data have been calibrated and quality controlled for incorporation into global data sets, for use in detecting spatial and temporal trends and in model inversions to infer fluxes.

Variations to work plan or objectives:
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Access Constraints These data are available for download from the provided URL. Also see the related State of the Environment indicator linked below.
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Originating Center
Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 1.8 MB
Distribution Format: Text, Word, PDF
Fees: free

Distribution Media: FTP
Fees: free
Phone: +61 3 9239 4568
Fax: +61 3 9239 4444
Email: paul.krummel at
Contact Address:
CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research
Private Bag #1
City: Aspendale
Province or State: Victoria
Postal Code: 3195
Country: Australia
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Battle M., Bender M.L., Tans PP., White J.W.C., Ellis J.T., Conway T., Francey RJ. (2000), Global carbon sinks and their variability inferred from atmospheric O 2 and d 13 C, Science, 287, 5462, 2467-2470
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-07-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-07-10