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Measurements of CO and CH4 in the troposphere over Saudi Arabia, India, and the Arabian Sea during the 1979 International Summer Monsoon Experiment /MONEX/
Author and Affiliation:
Newell, R. E.(MIT, Cambridge, MA, United States)
Condon, E. P.(NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA)
Reichle, H. G., Jr.(NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States)
Abstract: During the 1979 Summer MONEX, 150 air samples collected over Saudi Arabia, India, and the Arabian Sea were analyzed for CO and CH4. Near Dhahran and over the Ganges Valley there were high concentrations of CO, around 300 ppbv, in the boundary layer. Out over the Saudi Arabian desert there was no sharp increase in the boundary layer. It is suggested that these high concentrations originate from pollution sources. Low values of CO, down to 80 ppbv, are found over the Arabian Sea as the monsoon progresses, and these may originate from the Southern Hemisphere. Methane over Saudi Arabia (1.59 ppmv) is a little higher than that over the Arabian Sea (1.54 ppmv) probably because the latter region is influenced by air from the Southern Hemisphere.
Publication Date: Oct 20, 1981
Document ID:
19820028620
(Acquired Nov 30, 1995)
Accession Number: 82A12155
Subject Category: METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Journal of Geophysical Research; 86; Oct. 20
Publisher Information: United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NASA ORDER L-99382-A; NCC1-2
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Massachusetts Inst. of Tech.; Cambridge, MA, United States
NASA Ames Research Center; Moffett Field, CA, United States
Old Dominion Univ.; Norfolk, VA, United States
NASA Langley Research Center; Hampton, VA, United States
Description: 6p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: AIR SAMPLING; ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION; CARBON MONOXIDE; GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY; METHANE; MONSOONS; TROPOSPHERE; AIR POLLUTION; ARABIAN SEA; ATMOSPHERIC BOUNDARY LAYER; GAS COMPOSITION; INDIA; SAUDI ARABIA; SUMMER
Imprint And Other Notes: Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 86, Oct. 20, 1981, p. 9833-9838.
Miscellaneous Notes: 1981, p. 9833-9838
Availability Source: Other Sources
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