Articles | Volume 19, issue 2
Research article
25 Jan 2019
Research article |  | 25 Jan 2019

On the diurnal, weekly, and seasonal cycles and annual trends in atmospheric CO2 at Mount Zugspitze, Germany, during 1981–2016

Ye Yuan, Ludwig Ries, Hannes Petermeier, Thomas Trickl, Michael Leuchner, Cédric Couret, Ralf Sohmer, Frank Meinhardt, and Annette Menzel

Data sets

Global monthly mean mole fractions World Data Centre for Greenhouse Gases (WDCGG)

Greenhouse gases and related gases (CO2, CO, NO) World Data Centre for Greenhouse Gases (WDCGG)

Short summary
In this study, we presented a time series analysis of a 36-year composite CO2 measurement record at Mount Zugspitze in Germany. Compared with other GAW observatories, Zugspitze proves to be a highly suitable site for monitoring the background levels of air components using proper data selection procedures. Detailed analyses of long-term trends and seasonality, as well as a thorough study of combined weekly periodicity and diurnal cycles, were conducted.
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