Instrument : Carbon Monoxide Mixing Ratio System (CO)

Instrument Categories
Atmospheric Carbon

General Overview

The Southern Great Plains (SGP) Carbon Monoxide (CO) system provides high-precision atmospheric concentration measurements of CO mixing ratio (ppbv dry air) every 10 minutes in air collected at 60 meters above ground level. Concentrations measurements are based on the principle that carbon monoxide absorbs infrared radiation at a wavelength of 4.6 µm.

Output Datastreams

  • co : Carbon Monoxide Mixing Ratio System

Primary Measurements

The following measurements are those considered scientifically relevant.


Southern Great Plains
SGPC1 Browse Data Browse PlotsCentral Facility, Lamont, OK retired
 retired = Originating instrument has been retired at this location


Sebastien Biraud
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Donald Herman
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory