Organization(s):

NOAA logo
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL)
NDSC logo
Network For the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change (NDACC)
NIWA logo
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)


What does this program measure?

The Bromine Oxide (BrO) monitor measures the zenith skylight between 340 and 390 nm. This instrument is also used to monitor Chlorine Dioxide (OCLO).


How does this program work?

Shown Below, the Nitrogen Dioxide and Bromine Oxide sensor covers on the Mauna Loa Sun Deck, where solar radiation is measured.

Sensor coverings on Mauna Loa sun deck


Why is this research important?

In order to carry out continuous monitoring of BrO at MLO.


Are there any trends in the data?


How does this program fit into the big picture?
What is it's role in global climate change?


Comments and References


Lead Investigator(s):

Paul V. Johnston (NIWA)
011-643-440-0429


MLO Contact(s):

Paul Fukumura
808-933-6965 (x223)
Dr. John E. Barnes
808-933-6965 (x222)


Web Site(s)

www.niwa.co.nz

www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/grad/
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Date Started

July 9, 1996


Related Programs

NDACC
Cooperative




Photographs:

Nitrous Oxide and Bromine Oxide sensor coverings at MLOBromine Oxide (near) and Nitrogen Dioxide (far) sensor chimneys