reading since it’s proximity is so close to the world’s most active volcano, namely, Kilauea?
Earth System Research Lab
Global Monitoring Division
Some information on their page:
Q: When did MLO begin? A: The MLO slope building was constructed in 1956, and MLO attained full operational status during the International Geophysical Year (IGY) of 1957. It began continuous atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) measurements in 1958.
Q: How high is the observatory? A: The observatory altitude is 3397m (11,140ft).
Q: Why is Mauna Loa Observatory such an ideal place to sample the atmosphere? A: The observatory is located on an island in the middle of the Pacific ocean, away from major air pollution sources. MLO also protrudes through the strong marine temperature inversion layer present in the region. This inversion layer acts like a lid and keeps the lower local pollutants below the observatory.
Q: Does Kilauea volcano affect the measurements? A: As mentioned above, the inversion layer keeps the vog below the observatory. During conditions when the inversion layer is weak or nonexistant, the sulfur dioxide affects some of the instruments sensors. Dust particles(aerosols) affect the solar radiation measurements.
My Questions based on the Information above:
The inversion Layer is sometimes weak or non-existent, therefore:
1. How frequently does this happen?
2. Does this affect the Measurements?
3. Sulfur Dioxide is mentioned. Sulfur has an Atomic # of 16 and Mass of 32. Carbon has an Atomic # of 6 and Mass of 12. Therefore Carbon Dioxide is a lighter gas so does this indicate that CO2 is more of a problem and gets into the sensors more often?
4. Can this affect CO2 Measurement?
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