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Atmospheric Carbon and Transport – America

Atmospheric Composition, Carbon Cycle & Ecosystems, Climate Variability & Change, Weather

5
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Deployments
216
Collection Periods
10
Data Products

The Campaign

The Atmospheric Carbon and Transport - America (ACT-America) investigation was a NASA Earth Venture Suborbital 2nd funding cycle (EVS-2) project. Five ACT-America deployments occurred between July 2016 and July 2019. The investigation focused on the study of atmospheric carbon dioxide and methane transport over the midwest, mid-atlantic, and southern US specifically to examine how greenhouse gases are transported by weather patterns in various seasons. The main objectives were to quantify and reduce atmospheric transport uncertainties, to improve regional-scale and seasonal estimates of carbon dioxide and methane fluxes, and to evaluate the sensitivity of OCO-2 measurements. The results address three primary sources of uncertainty in carbon dioxide and methane sources and sinks – transport error, prior flux uncertainty and limited data density. Various greenhouse gas measuring instruments flew onboard the King Air B-200 and the C-130 Hercules aircraft in addition to data collected by various tower networks.

2016-05-27 — 2019-07-27


Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, Southern US

year round


N: 50°N

S: 27°N

W: 127°W

E: 60°W

Additional Notes

CARBON DIOXIDE
METHANE
CARBON CYCLE/CARBON BUDGET MODELS
GREENHOUSE GASES
STORMS
WEATHER PATTERNS
ATMOSPHERIC WINDS
SOURCES/SINKS
MID-LATITUDE CYCLONES
Slide 1 of 3
Slide 1 of 5
  • ACT-America_dep_2016

    3 CDCPs

    continental geography, mid-latitude geography

  • ACT-America_dep_2017a

    3 CDCPs

    continental geography, mid-latitude geography

  • ACT-America_dep_2017b

    3 CDCPs

    continental geography, mid-latitude geography

  • ACT-America_dep_2018

    3 CDCPs

    continental geography, mid-latitude geography

  • ACT-America_dep_2019

    3 CDCPs

    continental geography, mid-latitude geography

  1. 2016-08-29

  2. 2017-03-10

  3. 2017-11-13

  4. 2018-05-20

  5. 2019-07-27

Filter data products from this campaign by specific platforms or instruments.

Platforms
PLATFORMS
Instruments
INSTRUMENTS
External Link10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1817
External Link10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1798
External Link10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1675
No related platforms or instruments
External Link10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1568
External Link10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1649
External Link10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1575
External Link10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1706
External Link10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1574
External Link10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1556
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NASA

EVS-2

Hal Maring

Ken Davis

Gao Chen, Ali Aknan

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