Aerosol and Trace Gas Measurements at Sonnblick

Updated 2003-03-21

For a two year period daily samples of selected trace gases (nitric acid, sulfur dioxide and ammonia) and aerosol compounds (sulfate, nitrate, oxalate and ammonium) are determined with filter packs at the Sonnblick Observatory. The measurements will be used to identify the seasonal cycles of the selected trace gases and aerosol compounds at the 3 km level above Central Europe. Especially during the cold season previous measurements showed that samples collected at the Observatory represent free tropospheric air masses. Together with wet deposition measurements carried out at the site scavenging parameters are calculated.

Time frame

Project time span
2002 - 2004
Data collection
not specified
Data processing
not specified
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
Anne Kasper-Giebl
Vienna University of Technology Institute for Chemical Technologies and Analytics Getreidemarkt 9/164-AC A-1060 Vienna Austria

Parameters and Media

Not specified


Regions studied
Sonnblick Observatory

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
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