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Silverton CO2 Observation Site

Silverton PhenoCam


Coordinates: 44.9986°N, 122.6948°W
Elevation: 351 masl
Intake Heights: 31, 51, 121, and 269 meters above ground
Gases Measured: CO2, CO, H2O

Meteorological instrumentation:
Sensor
Variables
Height
[m a.g.l.]
Vaisala HMP 45 Air Temperature, Relative Humidity
30
RM Young Wind Monitor
Model 05103L
Wind speed, Wind direction
Kipp & Zonen PQS 1 Incoming PAR
5
Campbell CSAT3 3D wind and sonic temperature
Druck RPT410F-3143 Air pressure
ground level

The Silverton CO2/CO monitoring site is on a 269m tower located at the eastern edge of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The site came online in June 2012. It is located east of the town of Silverton in Oregon's central Willamette Valley. Gas analysis is performed with a Picarro 2302 Cavity Ringdown Spectrometer, and the tower is also equipped with a set of meteorological instruments, including an HMP sensor, a radiation sensors, and an anemometer. This site is also part of the PhenoCam network operated by Harvard University and the University of New Hampshire.

The mixing ratio data measured at this this site is available for download at the NOAA ESRL Observation Package (ObsPack) Data Products webpage.

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