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  • High frequency measurements of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O) and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) have been taken at Ridge Hill tall tower as part of the UK DECC (Deriving Emissions linked to Climate Change) Network. Ridge Hill (RGL) is a rural UK site located 13 km south-east of Hereford (population ~55,000), and 30 km south-west of Worcester (population ~94,000), in Herefordshire, UK. Measurements of SF6 and N2O have been taken using gas chromatography with an electron capture detector (GC-ECD), sampling from a height of 90 m above ground level. Measurements are also taken from inlet heights of 45 m and 90 m above ground level using laser-based techniques for CO2 and CH4. Due to the location of the site, far from strong sources of local pollution, measurements from this site are used to calculate emission maps of trace gas species in the UK in combination with other measurement stations in the UK (Bilsdale, Tacolneston and Heathfield) and Ireland (Mace Head). This work was funded by Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) contracts TRN1028/06/2015 and TRN1537/06/2018 to the University of Bristol.

  • Measurements of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), sulfur hexafluoride (SF6), carbon monoxide (CO) and a suite of halocarbons and other trace gases have been taken at Tacolneston tall tower as part of the UK DECC (Deriving Emissions linked to Climate Change) Network. Tacolneston (TAC) is a rural UK site located on the in the east of England, 16 km south-west of Norwich (population ~200,000), and 32 km east of Thetford (population ~20,000), in Norfolk, UK. Three gas chromatography instruments measured atmospheric N2O, SF6, CO, H2 and other trace gas species from an inlet positioned at a height of 100 m above ground level between 2012-01-01 and 2017-03-09. The inlet height was then changed to 185 m above ground level. Two instruments (GC-RGA and GC-ECD) were decommissioned on 2018-03-13. The remaining two continue to operate. Two laser-based instruments have been used to measure CO2, CH4, N2O and CO from inlet heights of 54 m, 100 m, and 185 m above ground level. Due to the location of the site, far from strong sources of local pollution, measurements from this site can be used to calculate emission maps of trace gas species in the UK in combination with other measurement stations in the UK (Bilsdale, Ridge Hill and Heathfield) and Ireland (Mace Head). This work was funded by Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) contracts TRN1028/06/2015 and TRN1537/06/2018 to the University of Bristol.

  • Measurements of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) and carbon monoxide (CO) have been taken at Heathfield tall tower as part of the UK-DECC (Deriving Emissions related to Climate Change) Network. Heathfield (HFD) is a semi-rural UK site located 19 km south of Royal Tunbridge Wells (population ~118,000), in East Sussex, UK. This station is affiliated to the UK DECC (Deriving Emissions related to Climate Change) Network, and is operated by the National Physics Laboratory (NPL). CO2, CH4 and CO are measured at a height of 50 m and 100 m above ground level. Due to the sites location, far from strong sources of local pollution, measurements from this site will be used to calculate emission maps of trace gas species in the UK in combination with other measurement stations in the UK and Ireland. Due to the sites location, far from strong sources of local pollution, measurements from this site are used to calculate emission maps of trace gas species in the UK in combination with other measurement stations in the UK (Bilsdale, Ridge Hill and Tacolneston) and Ireland (Mace Head). This work was funded by Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) contracts TRN1028/06/2015 and TRN1537/06/2018 to the University of Bristol and through the National Measurement System at the National Physical Laboratory.

  • The Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment–2 (GOME–2), is an optical spectrometer, fed by a scan mirror which enables across–track scanning in nadir, as well as sideways viewing for polar coverage and instrument characterisation measurements using the moon. The scan mirror directs light into a telescope, designed to match the field of view of the instrument to the dimensions of the entrance slit. This scan mirror can also be directed towards internal calibration sources or towards a diffuser plate for calibration measurements using the sun. This dataset collection contains vertical profiles of ozone and other trace gases from the GOME-2 instrument on-board the Eumetsat Polar System (EPS) Metop-A satellite. GOME–2 comprises four main optical channels which focus the spectrum onto linear silicon photodiode detector arrays of 1024 pixels each, and two Polarisation Measurement Devices (PMDs) containing the same type of arrays for measurement of linearly polarised intensity in two perpendicular directions. GOME–2 senses the Earth’s Backscattered Radiance and Extraterrestrial Solar Irradiance in the ultraviolet and visible part of the spectrum (240 – 790 nm). The detected signals are preprocessed on board and then transmitted to ground for full data processing and generation of maps. The recorded spectra are used to derive a detailed picture of the total atmospheric content of ozone and the vertical ozone profile in the atmosphere, vertical profiles of ozone, nitrogen dioxide, water vapour, oxygen / oxygen dimmer, bromine oxide and other trace gases, as well as aerosols.

  • The Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME) was an instrument aboard ERS-2. The main scientific objective of the GOME mission is to measure the global distribution of ozone and several trace gases which play an important role in the ozone chemistry of the Earth's stratosphere and troposphere, for example, NO2, BrO, OClO, and SO2. This dataset contains version 2.0 ozone profiles derived by the Remote Sensing Group (RSG) at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxfordshire, UK, as part of the National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO). These were derived from radiances measured by the GOME on-board ERS-2. The collection also includes total column ozone, column BrO, and column NO2 as well as cloud heights derived from the Along Track Scanning Radiometer (ATSR), which are included to aid interpretation of the ozone profiles.

  • The Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME) was an instrument aboard ERS-2. The main scientific objective of the GOME mission is to measure the global distribution of ozone and several trace gases which play an important role in the ozone chemistry of the Earth's stratosphere and troposphere, for example, NO2, BrO, OClO, and SO2. This dataset contains version 1.0 ozone profiles derived by the Remote Sensing Group (RSG) at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxfordshire, UK, as part of the National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO). These were derived from radiances measured by the GOME on-board ERS-2. The collection also includes total column ozone, column BrO, and column NO2 as well as cloud heights derived from the Along Track Scanning Radiometer (ATSR), which are included to aid interpretation of the ozone profiles.

  • The Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME) was an instrument aboard ERS-2. The main scientific objective of the GOME mission is to measure the global distribution of ozone and several trace gases which play an important role in the ozone chemistry of the Earth's stratosphere and troposphere, for example, NO2, BrO, OClO, and SO2. This dataset contains version 1.1 ozone profiles derived by the Remote Sensing Group (RSG) at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxfordshire, UK, as part of the National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO). These were derived from radiances measured by the GOME on-board ERS-2. The collection also includes total column ozone, column BrO, and column NO2 as well as cloud heights derived from the Along Track Scanning Radiometer (ATSR), which are included to aid interpretation of the ozone profiles.

  • The Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME) was an instrument aboard ERS-2. The main scientific objective of the GOME mission is to measure the global distribution of ozone and several trace gases which play an important role in the ozone chemistry of the Earth's stratosphere and troposphere, for example, NO2, BrO, OClO, and SO2. This dataset collection contains ozone profiles derived by the Remote Sensing Group (RSG) at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxfordshire, UK, as part of the National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO). These were derived from radiances measured by the GOME on-board ERS-2. The collection also includes total column ozone, column BrO, and column NO2 as well as cloud heights derived from the Along Track Scanning Radiometer (ATSR), which are included to aid interpretation of the ozone profiles.

  • The Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME) was an instrument aboard ERS-2. The main scientific objective of the GOME mission is to measure the global distribution of ozone and several trace gases which play an important role in the ozone chemistry of the Earth's stratosphere and troposphere, for example, NO2, BrO, OClO, and SO2. This dataset contains version 1.2 ozone profiles derived by the Remote Sensing Group (RSG) at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxfordshire, UK, as part of the National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO). These were derived from radiances measured by the GOME on-board ERS-2. The collection also includes total column ozone, column BrO, and column NO2 as well as cloud heights derived from the Along Track Scanning Radiometer (ATSR), which are included to aid interpretation of the ozone profiles.

  • The Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME) was an instrument aboard ERS-2. The main scientific objective of the GOME mission is to measure the global distribution of ozone and several trace gases which play an important role in the ozone chemistry of the Earth's stratosphere and troposphere, for example, NO2, BrO, OClO, and SO2. This dataset contains version 2.1 ozone profiles derived by the Remote Sensing Group (RSG) at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxfordshire, UK, as part of the National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO). These were derived from radiances measured by the GOME on-board ERS-2. The collection also includes total column ozone, column BrO, and column NO2 as well as cloud heights derived from the Along Track Scanning Radiometer (ATSR), which are included to aid interpretation of the ozone profiles.