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ACT-America CO2 and CH4 Merge Data

ACT-America is a NASA campaign to study carbon transport in the atmosphere

ACT-America is a NASA Earth Venture Suborbital-2 mission to study the transport and fluxes of atmospheric carbon dioxide and methane across three regions in the eastern United States.

The ACT-America, or Atmospheric Carbon and Transport - America, project is a NASA Earth Venture Suborbital-2 mission to study the transport and fluxes of atmospheric carbon dioxide and methane across three regions in the eastern United States. Each flight campaign will measure how weather systems transport these greenhouse gases. Ground-based measurements of greenhouse gases were also-collected. Better estimates of greenhouse gas sources and sinks are needed for climate management and for prediction of future climate.

ACT-America: L3 Merged In Situ Atmospheric Trace Gases and Flask Data, Eastern USA

This dataset provides three merged data products acquired during flights over the central and eastern United States as part of the Atmospheric Carbon and Transport - America (ACT-America) project. Two aircraft platforms, the NASA Langley Beechcraft B200 King Air and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's C-130H Hercules, were used to collect high-quality in situ measurements across a variety of continental surfaces and atmospheric conditions. The merged data products are composed of continuous in situ measurements of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), carbon monoxide (CO), ozone (O3), and ethane (C2H6, B200 aircraft only) that were averaged to uniform intervals and merged with trace gas concentrations from discrete flask samples collected with the Programmable Flask Package (PFP) and the aircraft navigation and meteorological variables. These merged data products provide integrated measurements at intervals useful to the modeling community for studying the transport and fluxes of atmospheric carbon dioxide and methane across North America. Merged data from Summer 2016 and Winter 2017 campaigns are available in this release.

See all data from the ACT-America campaign

Data Citation: Davis, K.J., M.D. Obland, B. Lin, T. Lauvaux, C. O'dell, B. Meadows, E.V. Browell, J.H. Crawford, J.P. Digangi, C. Sweeney, M.J. McGill, J. Dobler, J.D. Barrick, and A.R. Nehrir. 2018. ACT-America: L3 Merged In Situ Atmospheric Trace Gases and Flask Data, Eastern USA. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1593
Data Center: ORNL DAAC
Sponsor: NASA EOSDIS