FTIR Spectrometer

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The Infrared Working Group (IRWG) manages twenty solar viewing Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectrometers (FTIR) that are distributed on all continents spanning the latitude range from 80ºS to 80ºN. These instruments record mid-infrared solar transmission spectra at high spectral resolution. Some, especially at remote sites operate autonomously, others are operated remotely or manually. The spectra contain the spectral signatures of vibrational-rotational transitions of numerous trace gases in the terrestrial atmosphere as they absorb solar radiation. The spectra are analysed to measure the concentration of these trace gases in the atmosphere using the method of optimal estimation. Gases of primary interest are  O3, HCl, HF, ClONO2, HNO3, N2O, CH4, CO, C2H6, and HCN.  Concentrations of these species all vary with altitude, this information along with retrieval characterization metadata are provided to allow optimal use of the data. Our aim is to record long-term high quality inter-calibrated spectra that provide trends of trace gases that can be used to understand tropospheric (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troposphere) and stratospheric chemistry (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stratosphere) and transport.

Locations

Søndre Strømfjord, Greenland (66.99° N, 50.95° W)

Model: EOCOM Parameter:
Comments:
Campaign. SESAME
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Mauna Loa, HI, United States (19.54° N, 155.58° W)

Model: Bomem DA3 Parameter: Column - multiple species
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Model: Bruker 125HR Parameter: Column - multiple species, Profile - multiple species
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Eureka, Canada (80.05° N, 86.42° W)

Model: Bomen DA8 Parameter: Column - multiple species
Comments:
Removed 2009
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Model: Bruker 120M Parameter: Column - multiple species
Comments:
Campaign. Data never archived.
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Model: Bruker 125HR Parameter: Column - multiple species, Profile - multiple species
Comments:
Mid-IR SFIT2 profiles
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom (57.15° N, 2.15° W)

Model: Bruker 120M Parameter: Column - multiple species
Comments:
Campaign. File extension .wof. SESAME I and SESAME II.
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Harestua, Norway (60.2° N, 10.8° E)

Model: Bruker 120M Parameter: Column - multiple species
Comments:
Campaign. File extension .wof.
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Model: Bruker 120M/125M Parameter: Column - multiple species
Comments:
Bruker 120M 1994-2008; Bruker 125M 2009-
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Jungfraujoch, Switzerland (46.55° N, 7.98° E)

Model: Bruker 120M Parameter: Column - multiple species
Comments:
Campaign. File extension .wof.
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Model: Bruker 120HR Parameter: Profile - multiple species
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Model: Home-built FTS Parameter: Profile - multiple species
Comments:
ulg001
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Lauder, New Zealand (45.04° S, 169.68° W)

Model: Bruker 120M Parameter: Column - multiple species
Comments:
Campaign. Data never archived.
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Model: Bruker 120M/120HR Parameter: Column - multiple species, Profile - multiple species
Comments:
Bruker 120M 1990–2001; Bruker120HR 2001–present
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Ny Ålesund, Norway (78.92° N, 11.93° E)

Model: Bruker 120M Parameter: Column - multiple species
Comments:
Campaign. File extension .wof
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Model: Bruker 120 Parameter: Column - multiple species, Profile - multiple species
Comments:
For 10 species concentration profiles retrieved up to ~30km
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Table Mountain Facility, CA, United States (34.4° N, 117.7° W)

Model: Bruker 120M Parameter: Column - multiple species
Comments:
Campaign. Data never archived.
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Model: JPL MkIV Parameter: Column - multiple species
Comments:
Campaign
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Esrange, Sweden (67.9° N, 21.1° E)

Model: JPL MkIV Parameter: Column - multiple species
Comments:
Campaign
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Fairbanks, AK, United States (64.82° N, 147.87° W)

Model: JPL MkIV Parameter: Column - multiple species
Comments:
Campaign
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Mt. Barcroft, CA, United States (37.58° N, 118.24° W)

Model: JPL MkIV Parameter: Column - multiple species
Comments:
Campaign
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Kitt Peak, AZ, United States (31.9° N, 111.6° W)

Model: McMath FTS Parameter: Column - multiple species
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Arrival Heights, Antarctica (77.83° S, 166.67° E)

Parameter: Column - multiple species, Profile - multiple species
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Wollongong, Australia (34.41° S, 150.88° E)

Parameter: Column - multiple species, Profile - multiple species
Comments:
Bomem DA3 1995-1996; Bomem DA8: 1996-2008; Bruker 125HR 2008-present
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Toronto, Canada (43.66° N, 79.40° W)

Model: Bomem DA8 Parameter: Column - multiple species, Profile - multiple species
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Moshiri, Japan (44.4° N, 142.3° E)

Model: Bruker 120HR Parameter: Column - multiple species, Profile - multiple species
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Zugspitze, Germany (47.42° N, 10.98° E)

Model: Bruker 120HR Parameter: Column - multiple species, Profile - multiple species
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Kiruna, Sweden (67.84° N, 20.41° E)

Model: Bruker 120HR/125 Parameter: Column - multiple species, Profile - multiple species
Comments:
Updated to Bruker 125 in 2007
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Bremen, Germany (53.1° N, 8.8° E)

Model: Bruker 120HR/125HR Parameter: Column - multiple species, Profile - multiple species
Comments:
Bruker 120HR 2002-2003; Bruker 125HR 2004-
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Rikubetsu, Japan (43.46° N, 143.77° E)

Model: Bruker 120M Parameter: Column - multiple species, Profile - multiple species
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Izaña, Tenerife, Spain (28.30° N, 16.48° W)

Model: Bruker 120M/125HR Parameter: Column - multiple species, Profile - multiple species
Comments:
Bruker 120M: 1999-2005; Bruker 125HR: 2005-
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Thule, Greenland (76.53° N, 68.74° W)

Model: Bruker Parameter: Column - multiple species, Profile - multiple species
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Altzomoni, Mexico (19.12° N, 98.66° W)

Model: Bruker 120/5HR Parameter: Profile - multiple species
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Reunion Island, St. Denis, France (20.9° S, 55.5° E)

Model: Bruker 120M Parameter: Profile - multiple species
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Model: Bruker 125HR Parameter: Profile - multiple species
Comments:
Primarily operates in TCCON mode.
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Paramaribo, Suriname (5.75° N, 55.2° W)

Model: Bruker 120M/125M Parameter: Profile - multiple species
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Reunion Island, Maido, France (21.1° S, 55.4° E)

Model: Bruker 125HR Parameter: Profile - multiple species
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St. Petersburg, Russian Federation (59.9° N, 29.8° E)

Model: Bruker IFS 125HR Parameter: Profile - multiple species
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