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Spectroscopic observations of CO2, CH4, N2O, and CO from Kitt Peak, 1979-1990
Author(s): William Charles Livingston; Lloyd Vincent Wallace
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Paper Abstract

The spectroscopic method is used to examine anthropogenic change of atmospheric trace gases in the 1.0-3.5-micron region. During 1979-1990, CO2 is found to show an increase of 0.4 percent/yr; for CH4, the figure is 1.1 percent/yr, which is a slight decrease from the 1979-1985 interval. N2O exhibits no trend within an upper limit of 1 ppb/yr. The behavior of CO is dominated by a large seasonal variation, and no reliable trend can be concluded.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1491, Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Chemistry, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46645
Show Author Affiliations
William Charles Livingston, National Solar Observatory/NOAO (United States)
Lloyd Vincent Wallace, Kitt Peak National Observatory/NOAO (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1491:
Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Chemistry
James L. McElroy; Robert J. McNeal, Editor(s)

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