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Vertical distribution of greenhouse gases above Western Siberia by the long-term measurement data


By the results of long-term (1997–2007) airborne sounding, the vertical distribution of three greenhouse gases such as CO2, CH4, and N2O above the south of Western Siberia is investigated. The average monthly profiles of the distribution of these components in height and the long-term change in gas concentration at different heights are presented. The climatic characteristics of the vertical distribution of these gases are determined.

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Original Russian Text © M.Yu. Arshinov, B.D. Belan, D.K. Davydov, G. Inouye, Sh. Maksyutov, T. Machida, A.V. Fofonov, 2009, published in Optika Atmosfery i Okeana.

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Arshinov, M.Y., Belan, B.D., Davydov, D.K. et al. Vertical distribution of greenhouse gases above Western Siberia by the long-term measurement data. Atmos Ocean Opt 22, 316–324 (2009).

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Key words

  • greenhouse gas
  • carbon dioxide
  • methane
  • nitrous oxide
  • vertical distribution of gases