Title: Set-up of a New Continuous Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Station for CO2, CH4, N2O, SF6, and CO in Northern Italy
Authors: SCHEEREN HubertusBERGAMASCHI PeterSEUFERT GuentherRAES Frank
Citation: GAW report No. 186 vol. 186 p. 108-110
Publisher: World Meteorological Organization - Global Atmospheric Watch
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC56506
URI: http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/arep/gaw/documents/revised_SEPT_2009_GAW_186_TD_No_1487_CD.pdf
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC56506
Type: Contributions to Conferences
Abstract: The EU Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy (JRC-Ispra) has set-up a new continuous long-term greenhouse gas (GHG) monitoring station for CO2, CH4, N2O, SF6, and CO in Northern Italy. The rational behind this project is 1) to contribute to the sparse continuous GHG monitoring network in Southern Europe, 2) to support inverse modelling ¿top-down¿ emission estimates for Northern Italy (Po Valley) using the new TM5 4DVAR modelling technique (Peter Bergamaschi), and 3) to follow and verify the development of GHG trends in Southern Europe in relation to emission reduction measures under the Kyoto protocol. Beside measurements from a small tower at the JRC site we intend to set-up a complementary monitoring site on top of a nearby mountain (~950 m asl at ~10 km northeast of the institute). Ultimately, this will allows us to compare GHG observations at the bottom and the top of the boundary layer. The first GC system has started with continuous ambient measurements from the Ispra site since the fall 2007.
JRC Institute:Institute for Environment and Sustainability

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