Articles | Volume 14, issue 9
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 5887–5911, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-5887-2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 5887–5911, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-5887-2021

Research article 31 Aug 2021

Research article | 31 Aug 2021

Long-term column-averaged greenhouse gas observations using a COCCON spectrometer at the high-surface-albedo site in Gobabeb, Namibia

Matthias M. Frey et al.

Data sets

TCCON data from Réunion Island (RE) M. De Mazière, M. K. Sha, F. Desmet, C. Hermans, F. Scolas, N. Kumps, J.-M. Metzger, V. Duflot, and J.-P. Cammas https://doi.org/10.14291/tccon.ggg2014.reunion01.r1

TCCON data from Lauder (NZ), 125HR V. Sherlock, B. Connor, J. Robinson, H. Shiona, D. Smale, and D. F. Pollard https://doi.org/10.14291/TCCON.GGG2014.LAUDER02.R0/1149298

TCCON data from Lauder (NZ) D. F. Pollard, J. Robinson, and H. Shiona https://doi.org/10.14291/TCCON.GGG2014.LAUDER03.R0

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Short summary
In this study, we present measurements of carbon dioxide, methane and carbon monoxide from a recently established site in Gobabeb, Namibia. Gobabeb is the first site observing these gases on the African mainland and improves the global coverage of measurement sites. Gobabeb is a hyperarid desert site, offering unique characteristics. Measurements started 2015 as part of the COllaborative Carbon Column Observing Network. We compare our results with other datasets and find a good agreement.