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Methane and Ethane Observations for Boston, MA, 2012-2020

Overview

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1982
Version1
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Published2022-03-15
Updated2022-03-15
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Description

This dataset provides the hourly average of continuous atmospheric measurements of methane (CH4) from two urban sites and three boundary sites in and around Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., from September 2012-May 2020, measured with Picarro cavity ring down spectrometers (CRDS). Five-minute average atmospheric measurements of ethane (C2H6) and methane at Copley Square in Boston, MA, are also provided, with ethane measured with a laser spectrometer and methane measured with a Picarro CRDS. Background CH4 concentrations for the urban sites were determined using Hybrid Single-Particle Lagrangian Integrated Trajectory (HYSPLIT) model trajectories at the boundary of the study region based on measurements at three boundary sites and wind direction from the North American Mesoscale Forecast System (NAM) 12-kilometer meteorology.

Science Keywords

  • ATMOSPHERE
  • ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY
  • CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS
  • NON-METHANE HYDROCARBONS/VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
  • ATMOSPHERE
  • ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY
  • CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS
  • METHANE

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Sargent, M., S.C. Wofsy, C. Floerchinger, J. Buddy, and E.W. Gottlieb. 2022. Methane and Ethane Observations for Boston, MA, 2012-2020. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1982

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  • Methane_Ethane_MA_NH.pdf