GMD Site Description: MKN

Location

  • Country: Kenya Country Flag
  • Latitude: 0.0622° South
  • Longitude: 37.2972° East
  • Elevation: 3644.00 masl
  • Time Zone: Local Time + -3.0 hour(s) = UTC

Data

Cooperating Agencies

  • Kenya Meteorological Department
Description
The station is situated above Moses Camp on the northern upper slopes of Mt. Kenya in a wildlife preserve above the tree line and provides measurements of the tropical mid-troposphere as well as air from the lower humid boundary layer. Access is along Sirimon Route, a distance of 21km from the Nanyuki-Timau tarmac. The turn-off is about 16km from Nanyuki. A new settlement has been created in the former forest land after the turn-off.

GMD Projects at Mt. Kenya

Carbon Cycle Surface Flasks

Parameter Formula First Sample Date Status
Carbon Dioxide CO2 2003-12-23 Terminated - 2011-06-21
Methane CH4 2003-12-23 Terminated - 2011-06-21
Carbon Monoxide CO 2003-12-23 Terminated - 2011-06-21
Molecular Hydrogen H2 2003-12-23 Terminated - 2011-06-21
Nitrous Oxide N2O 2003-12-23 Terminated - 2011-06-21
Sulfur Hexafluoride SF6 2003-12-23 Terminated - 2011-06-21
Carbon-13/Carbon-12 in Carbon Dioxide d13C (CO2) 2003-12-23 Terminated - 2011-05-28
Oxygen-18/Oxygen-16 in Carbon Dioxide d18O (CO2) 2003-12-23 Terminated - 2011-06-21
Methyl Chloride CH3Cl 2006-02-24 Terminated - 2011-06-21
Benzene C6H6 2008-09-11 Terminated - 2011-06-21
toluene C7H8 2008-10-04 Terminated - 2011-06-21
ethane C2H6 2006-02-24 Terminated - 2011-06-21
ethene C2H4 2006-02-24 Terminated - 2011-06-21
propane C3H8 2006-02-24 Terminated - 2011-06-21
propene C3H6 2006-02-24 Terminated - 2011-06-21
i-butane i-C4H10 2006-03-20 Terminated - 2011-06-21
n-butane n-C4H10 2006-02-24 Terminated - 2011-06-21
i-pentane i-C5H12 2006-02-24 Terminated - 2011-06-21
n-pentane n-C5H12 2006-02-24 Terminated - 2011-06-21
n-hexane n-C6H14 2006-03-20 Terminated - 2011-06-21
Wind Speed ws 2003-12-23 Terminated - 2011-06-21
Wind Direction wd 2003-12-23 Terminated - 2011-06-21
Temperature temp 2004-08-24 Terminated - 2004-09-14
isoprene C5H8 2008-09-11 Terminated - 2011-06-21