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Trend analysis of greenhouse gases over Europe measured by a network of ground-based remote FTIR instruments

Gardiner T, Forbes A, de Mazière M, Vigouroux C, Mahieu E, Demoulin P, Velazco V, Notholt J, Blumenstock T, Hase F, Kramer I, Sussmann R, Stremme W, Mellqvist J, Strandberg A, Ellingsen K, Gauss M ...see all

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, vol. 8, issue 22 (2008) pp. 6719-6727

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Abstract

This paper describes the statistical analysis of annual trends in
long term datasets of greenhouse gas measurements taken over ten
or more years. The analysis technique employs a bootstrap resampling
method to determine both the long-term and intra-annual variability
of the datasets, together with the uncertainties on the trend values.
The method has been applied to data from a European network of ground-based
solar FTIR instruments to determine the trends in the tropospheric,
stratospheric and total columns of ozone, nitrous oxide, carbon monoxide,
methane, ethane and HCFC-22. The suitability of the method has been
demonstrated through statistical validation of the technique, and
comparison with ground-based in-situ measurements and 3-D atmospheric
models.

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Authors

  • T. Gardiner

  • a. Forbes

  • M. de Mazière

  • C. Vigouroux

  • E. Mahieu

  • P. Demoulin

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