Articles | Volume 13, issue 6
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 2923–2948, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-2923-2020
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 2923–2948, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-2923-2020

Research article 05 Jun 2020

Research article | 05 Jun 2020

Correcting high-frequency losses of reactive nitrogen flux measurements

Pascal Wintjen et al.

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With recent technological advances it is now possible to measure the exchange of trace gases between the land surface and the atmosphere. When using the so-called eddy-covariance method, certain corrections need to be applied to account for attenuation in the flux signal. These losses were found to be setup- and site-specific and can be up to 38 % for reactive nitrogen fluxes. We evaluated five different methods and recommend using an empirical version with locally measured cospectra.