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Tropospheric water vapour isotopologue data (H216O, H218O, and HD16O) as obtained from NDACC/FTIR solar absorption spectra

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Abstract


  • We report on the ground-based FTIR (Fourier transform infrared) tropospheric water vapour isotopologue remote sensing data that have been recently made available via the database of NDACC (Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change; ftp://ftp.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/ndacc/MUSICA/) and via doi:10.5281/zenodo.48902. Currently, data are available for 12 globally distributed stations. They have been centrally retrieved and quality-filtered in the framework of the MUSICA project (MUlti-platform remote Sensing of Isotopologues for investigating the Cycle of Atmospheric water). We explain particularities of retrieving the water vapour isotopologue state (vertical distribution of H216O, H218O, and HD16O) and reveal the need for a new metadata template for archiving FTIR isotopologue data. We describe the format of different data components and give recommendations for correct data usage. Data are provided as two data types. The first type is best-suited for tropospheric water vapour distribution studies disregarding different isotopologues (comparison with radiosonde data, analyses of water vapour variability and trends, etc.). The second type is needed for analysing moisture pathways by means of H2O, δD-pair distributions.

Authors


  •   Barthlott, Sabine (external author)
  •   Schneider, Matthias (external author)
  •   Hase, Frank (external author)
  •   Blumenstock, Thomas (external author)
  •   Kiel, Matthaus (external author)
  •   Dubravica, D (external author)
  •   García, Omaira (external author)
  •   Sepúlveda, Eliezer (external author)
  •   Tsidu, Gizaw Mengistu (external author)
  •   Kenea, Samuel Takele (external author)
  •   Grutter, Michel (external author)
  •   Plaza-Medina, Eddy F. (external author)
  •   Stremme, Wolfgang (external author)
  •   Strong, Kimberly (external author)
  •   Weaver, D (external author)
  •   Palm, Mathias (external author)
  •   Warneke, Thorsten (external author)
  •   Notholt, Justus (external author)
  •   Mahieu, Emmanuel (external author)
  •   Servais, C (external author)
  •   Jones, Nicholas B.
  •   Griffith, David W. T.
  •   Smale, D (external author)
  •   Robinson, John (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Barthlott, S., Schneider, M., Hase, F., Blumenstock, T., Kiel, M., Dubravica, D., García, O. E., Sepúlveda, E., Tsidu, G., Kenea, S., Grutter, M., Plaza-Medina, E. F., Stremme, W., Strong, K., Weaver, D., Palm, M., Warneke, T., Notholt, J., Mahieu, E., Servais, C., Jones, N., Griffith, D. W. T., Smale, D. & Robinson, J. (2017). Tropospheric water vapour isotopologue data (H216O, H218O, and HD16O) as obtained from NDACC/FTIR solar absorption spectra. Earth System Science Data, 9 (1), 15-29.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85009999826

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5324&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/4300

Number Of Pages


  • 14

Start Page


  • 15

End Page


  • 29

Volume


  • 9

Issue


  • 1

Abstract


  • We report on the ground-based FTIR (Fourier transform infrared) tropospheric water vapour isotopologue remote sensing data that have been recently made available via the database of NDACC (Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change; ftp://ftp.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/ndacc/MUSICA/) and via doi:10.5281/zenodo.48902. Currently, data are available for 12 globally distributed stations. They have been centrally retrieved and quality-filtered in the framework of the MUSICA project (MUlti-platform remote Sensing of Isotopologues for investigating the Cycle of Atmospheric water). We explain particularities of retrieving the water vapour isotopologue state (vertical distribution of H216O, H218O, and HD16O) and reveal the need for a new metadata template for archiving FTIR isotopologue data. We describe the format of different data components and give recommendations for correct data usage. Data are provided as two data types. The first type is best-suited for tropospheric water vapour distribution studies disregarding different isotopologues (comparison with radiosonde data, analyses of water vapour variability and trends, etc.). The second type is needed for analysing moisture pathways by means of H2O, δD-pair distributions.

Authors


  •   Barthlott, Sabine (external author)
  •   Schneider, Matthias (external author)
  •   Hase, Frank (external author)
  •   Blumenstock, Thomas (external author)
  •   Kiel, Matthaus (external author)
  •   Dubravica, D (external author)
  •   García, Omaira (external author)
  •   Sepúlveda, Eliezer (external author)
  •   Tsidu, Gizaw Mengistu (external author)
  •   Kenea, Samuel Takele (external author)
  •   Grutter, Michel (external author)
  •   Plaza-Medina, Eddy F. (external author)
  •   Stremme, Wolfgang (external author)
  •   Strong, Kimberly (external author)
  •   Weaver, D (external author)
  •   Palm, Mathias (external author)
  •   Warneke, Thorsten (external author)
  •   Notholt, Justus (external author)
  •   Mahieu, Emmanuel (external author)
  •   Servais, C (external author)
  •   Jones, Nicholas B.
  •   Griffith, David W. T.
  •   Smale, D (external author)
  •   Robinson, John (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Barthlott, S., Schneider, M., Hase, F., Blumenstock, T., Kiel, M., Dubravica, D., García, O. E., Sepúlveda, E., Tsidu, G., Kenea, S., Grutter, M., Plaza-Medina, E. F., Stremme, W., Strong, K., Weaver, D., Palm, M., Warneke, T., Notholt, J., Mahieu, E., Servais, C., Jones, N., Griffith, D. W. T., Smale, D. & Robinson, J. (2017). Tropospheric water vapour isotopologue data (H216O, H218O, and HD16O) as obtained from NDACC/FTIR solar absorption spectra. Earth System Science Data, 9 (1), 15-29.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85009999826

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5324&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/4300

Number Of Pages


  • 14

Start Page


  • 15

End Page


  • 29

Volume


  • 9

Issue


  • 1