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Continuous high-precision tall tower observations of greenhouse gases

Objective

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 Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

ENERGY RESEARCH CENTRE OF THE NETHERLANDS
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 ZG Petten
Netherlands

Participants (9)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Avenue De La Terrasse, Bftiment 12
91198 Gif Sur Yvette
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
Cnrs,orme Des Merisiers, Batiment 709
91191 Gif Sur Yvette
EOTVOS LORAND UNIVERSITY, BUDAPEST
Hungary
Address
Pazmany Setany 1/A
1117 Budapest
LUND UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
13,Soelvegatan 13
22100 Lund
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Carl-zeiss-promenade 10
07701 Jena
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR WATER AND ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH
New Zealand
Address
Evans Bay Parade, 301
Wellington
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy
Address
P. Delle Cascine, 18
50144 Firenze
UNIVERSIT DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA
Italy
Address
Via S. Camillo De Lellis
01100 Viterbo
UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
Address
Darwin Building, King's Building, Mayfield Road
EH9 3JG Edinburgh