Assekrem, Algeria [ASK]


  • Country: Algeria Country Flag
  • Latitude: 23.2625° North
  • Longitude: 5.6322° East
  • Elevation: 2710.00 masl
  • Time Zone: Local Standard Time + -1.0 hour(s) = UTC


Cooperating Agencies

  • Office National de la Meteorologie
The station is located on the summit (plateau) of the second highest point of the Hoggar mountain range in the Saharan desert. The site is very remote at a distance of 50 km from Tamanrasset. Touristic activities in the area are limited due to difficult access to a few dozen visitors per day. Vegetation is extremely sparse.

GMD Projects at Assekrem

Carbon Cycle Surface Flasks

Parameter Formula First Sample Date Status
Carbon Dioxide CO2 1995-09-12 Ongoing
Methane CH4 1995-09-12 Ongoing
Carbon Monoxide CO 1995-09-12 Ongoing
Molecular Hydrogen H2 1995-09-12 Ongoing
Nitrous Oxide N2O 1996-12-04 Ongoing
Sulfur Hexafluoride SF6 1996-12-04 Ongoing
Carbon-13/Carbon-12 in Carbon Dioxide d13C (CO2) 1995-09-12 Ongoing
Oxygen-18/Oxygen-16 in Carbon Dioxide d18O (CO2) 1995-09-12 Ongoing
Methyl Chloride CH3Cl 2006-02-18 Ongoing
Benzene C6H6 2006-11-11 Ongoing
toluene C7H8 2006-11-11 Ongoing
ethane C2H6 2006-02-18 Ongoing
ethene C2H4 2006-02-18 Ongoing
propane C3H8 2006-02-18 Ongoing
propene C3H6 2006-02-18 Ongoing
i-butane i-C4H10 2006-02-18 Ongoing
n-butane n-C4H10 2006-02-18 Ongoing
i-pentane i-C5H12 2006-02-18 Ongoing
n-pentane n-C5H12 2006-02-18 Ongoing
n-hexane n-C6H14 2006-02-18 Ongoing
isoprene C5H8 2006-11-11 Ongoing
Acetylene C2H2 2007-10-27 Ongoing