The CHIOTTO-Infra project objective is to build an improved infrastructure for the continuous monitoring of the concentrations of greenhouse gases on the European continent above the surface layer using existing and new tall towers. This will be an important step towards a fully operational continuous observing system for the sources and sinks of the most important greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4, N2O, CO, SF6) over Europe and form the only independent tool for evaluating policy agreements such as the Kyoto protocol. We will integrate existing flux towers in the vicinity of the tall towers with the atmospheric stations network in a synergetic approach. We will carefully calibrate and monitor the inter-comparability of the concentration measurements between the institutes operating the air sampling networks. Quality controlled atmospheric concentrations. CO2 f1ux and additional meteorological data will be archived in a data centre accessible through the World Wide Web.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
91198 Gif Sur Yvette
91191 Gif Sur Yvette
EH9 3JG Edinburgh