Articles | Volume 6, issue 2
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-6-375-2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-6-375-2014
Review article
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18 Dec 2014
Review article |  | 18 Dec 2014

ObsPack: a framework for the preparation, delivery, and attribution of atmospheric greenhouse gas measurements

K. A. Masarie, W. Peters, A. R. Jacobson, and P. P. Tans

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Observation Package (ObsPack) is a framework designed to bring together atmospheric greenhouse gas measurements from a variety of sampling platforms, prepare them with specific applications in mind, and package and distribute them in a self-consistent and well-documented product. The framework includes a unique distribution stategy designed to improve communication between product users and data providers. The concepts presented are general and may be easily applied to other scientific data.
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