Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 1679–1696, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-1679-2020
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 1679–1696, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-1679-2020

Data description paper 22 Jul 2020

Data description paper | 22 Jul 2020

New ground-based Fourier-transform near-infrared solar absorption measurements of XCO2, XCH4 and XCO at Xianghe, China

Yang Yang et al.

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The column-averaged dry-air mole fractions of CO2 (XCO2), CH4 (XCH4) and CO (XCO) have been measured with a Bruker IFS 125HR Fourier-transform infrared spectrometer (FTIR) at Xianghe (39.75° N, 116.96° E, north China) since June 2018. The instrumental setup follows the guidelines of the Total Carbon Column Observing Network (TCCON). The site and the FTIR system are described in this study. The FTIR measurements are discussed and have been applied for satellite validations.