HIPPO NOAA Flask Sample GHG, Halocarbon, and Hydrocarbon Data

This data set provides a NOAA flask sample oriented data product of meteorological, atmospheric chemistry, and aerosol measurements from all Missions, 1 through 5, of the HIAPER Pole-to-Pole Observations (HIPPO) study of carbon cycle and greenhouse gases. The Missions took place from January of 2009 to September 2011. This data set provides atmospheric concentrations of CO2, CH4, CO, H2, N2O, halocarbon, hydrocarbon, and sulfur-containing trace gases from flask samples collected with the NOAA/ESRL Programmable Flask Package. Flask samples were analyzed on the NOAA/GMD Measurement of Atmospheric Gases that Influence Climate Change (MAGICC) instrument system and the NOAA/GMD GC/mass spectrometric instrument. Results from 1,374 flask samples are reported. For this data set, the flask sample results were joined with selected variables from concurrent 1-second data. The merging was accomplished by first subsetting and then averaging the 1-second observations corresponding to the fill time range for individual flask samples (e.g., UTSTART_M2 to UTSTOP_M2). This data file is better for instrument comparisons than files constructed by inserting flask values at a single mean fill time observation data file. A supplementary file is provided with this product that summarizes the completeness of the reported data values (PFP_meta_summary.tbl). The completeness entries are the number of non-missing observations for each species in the main data file for each mission and in total. The number of observation given for species observations per mission. The data are provided in one space-delimited format ASCII file. Note that EOL Version 1.0 corresponds to R. 20121129 previously served by ORNL.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2009-01-07T00:00:00Z
    End:  2011-09-15T23:59:00Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2009-01-07T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2011-09-15T23:59:00Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 85.00000
Bounding Box South Lat -65.00000
Bounding Box West Long -170.00000
Bounding Box East Long -80.00000
Spatial Representation grid
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links

Documentation #1 : HIPPO_NOAA_Flask_data_dictionary.xls

Documentation #2 : HIPPO_NOAA_Flask_Data_Users_Guide_20121130_B-112-124_updated.pdf

Documentation #3 : PFP_meta_summary.tbl

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Asset Size 1 MB
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Author Steven C. Wofsy
Bruce Daube
Rodrigo Jimenez
Eric Kort
Jasna V. Pittman
Sunyoung Park
Roisin Commane
Bin Xiang
Greg Santoni
Daniel J. Jacob
Jenny A. Fisher
Christopher A. Pickett-Heaps
Huiqun Wang
Kevin J. Wecht
Qiaoqiao Wang
Britton B. Stephens
Stephen R. Shertz
Andrew Watt
Pavel Romashkin
Teresa Campos
Julie Haggerty
William A. Cooper
David C. Rogers
Stuart Beaton
Roger Hendershot
James W. Elkins
David W. Fahey
Ru-Shan Gao
Joshua P. Schwarz
Fred Moore
Stephen A. Montzka
Anne E. Perring
Dale Hurst
Benjamin R. Miller
Colm Sweeney
Samuel J. Oltmans
Eric Hintsa
David Nance
Geoff S. Dutton
Laurel A. Watts
J. Ryan Spackman
Karen H. Rosenlof
Eric Ray
Bradley Hall
Mark Zondlo
Minghui Diao
Ralph F. Keeling
Jonathan Bent
Elliot Atlas
Richard Lueb
Michael J. Mahoney (deceased)
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2017-08-24T19:59:39
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/doi:10.3334/CDIAC/HIPPO_013
Alternate Identifier 112.124
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2021-10-01T16:05:10Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::112.124
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Steven C. Wofsy, Bruce Daube, Rodrigo Jimenez, Eric Kort, Jasna V. Pittman, Sunyoung Park, Roisin Commane, Bin Xiang, Greg Santoni, Daniel J. Jacob, Jenny A. Fisher, Christopher A. Pickett-Heaps, Huiqun Wang, Kevin J. Wecht, Qiaoqiao Wang, Britton B. Stephens, Stephen R. Shertz, Andrew Watt, Pavel Romashkin, Teresa Campos, Julie Haggerty, William A. Cooper, David C. Rogers, Stuart Beaton, Roger Hendershot, James W. Elkins, David W. Fahey, Ru-Shan Gao, Joshua P. Schwarz, Fred Moore, Stephen A. Montzka, Anne E. Perring, Dale Hurst, Benjamin R. Miller, Colm Sweeney, Samuel J. Oltmans, Eric Hintsa, David Nance, Geoff S. Dutton, Laurel A. Watts, J. Ryan Spackman, Karen H. Rosenlof, Eric Ray, Bradley Hall, Mark Zondlo, Minghui Diao, Ralph F. Keeling, Jonathan Bent, Elliot Atlas, Richard Lueb, Michael J. Mahoney (deceased). (2017). HIPPO NOAA Flask Sample GHG, Halocarbon, and Hydrocarbon Data. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://doi.org/doi:10.3334/CDIAC/HIPPO_013. Accessed 03 December 2023.

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