Supplemental information for flask data provided from the Global Monitoring Division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrationís Global Monitoring Laboratory (NOAA/GML) as a result of analysis on gas chromatography with mass spectrometry instrumentation.

Measurements of halocarbons and other trace gases from flasks by gas chromatography with mass spectrometry detection.

Principal Investigators:

Data Usage

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Key to NOAA GCMS Flask Data Files:

Other notes:

Data are reported in this file only if the flask pairs had no statistically discernable difference at the 90-95% confidence level; if the standard deviation of the individual flasks within a pair is larger than the instrument precision determined by replicate injections, those results are not included here. Some additional culling of data is also based on relative magnitudes of flask differences within a pair.

Compound listing:

Data available on GML/HATS website

Global surface mixing ratios, total tropospheric chlorine, bromine and fluorine

Known data issues:

We strive to provide the highest quality data possible for all periods. However, NOAA flask data obtained by the GCMS for some compounds analyzed during the 2008.5-2009.5 period are subject to some small biases owing to instrumental issues during that period. Data obtained for CH3CCl3 during that time period, for example, should not be used for deriving hydroxyl radical concentrations.

For more information, see the articles in which initial portions of these data are published: