Applied Physics B

, Volume 101, Issue 1–2, pp 411–421 | Cite as

Isotopic composition and concentration measurements of atmospheric CO2 with a diode laser making use of correlations between non-equivalent absorption cells

  • L. Croizé
  • D. Mondelain
  • C. Camy-Peyret
  • C. Janssen
  • M. Lopez
  • M. Delmotte
  • M. Schmidt
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Abstract

Correlations between a sample and a sealed reference cell of a tunable diode laser spectrometer for the measurement of the isotopic composition (δ13C) and the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide in air have been investigated. Likely due to fluctuations of the laser emission profile, these correlations have been used to improve the performance of the instrument. In a comparison with isotope ratio mass spectrometer and gas chromatographic measurements, an accuracy of 0.15 for δ13C and 0.05 ppmv for the CO2 concentration is demonstrated for 40 s integration time. Long-term stability and field deployment of the instrument have been investigated during a few days measurement campaign in Paris.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Croizé
    • 1
    • 2
  • D. Mondelain
    • 1
    • 2
  • C. Camy-Peyret
    • 1
    • 2
  • C. Janssen
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Lopez
    • 3
  • M. Delmotte
    • 3
  • M. Schmidt
    • 3
  1. 1.CNRS, UMR 7092Laboratoire de Physique Moléculaire pour l’Atmosphère et l’AstrophysiqueParisFrance
  2. 2.UPMC Univ. Paris 06, UMR 7092Laboratoire de Physique Moléculaire pour l’Atmosphère et l’AstrophysiqueParisFrance
  3. 3.Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’EnvironnementUMR 1572 CEA-CNRS-UVSQ IPSL CE SaclayGif sur Yvette CedexFrance

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