Articles | Volume 16, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 13449–13463, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-13449-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 13449–13463, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-13449-2016

Research article 31 Oct 2016

Research article | 31 Oct 2016

The BErkeley Atmospheric CO2 Observation Network: initial evaluation

Alexis A. Shusterman et al.

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We describe the design of and first results from the BErkeley Atmospheric CO2 Observation Network, a distributed instrument of 28 CO2 sensors stationed across and around the city of Oakland, California at ~ 2 km intervals. We evaluate the network via 4 performance parameters (cost, reliability, precision, systematic uncertainty) and find this high density technique to be sufficiently cost-effective and rigorous to inform understanding of small-scale urban emissions relevant to climate regulation.
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