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Diurnal variability of delta13C and delta18O of atmospheric CO2 in the urban atmosphere of Kraków, Poland.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15223666     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article presents the results of measurements of the isotopic composition and concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide, performed on air samples from Kraków (Southern Poland) in different seasons of the year. A simple isotope mass balance model has been applied to determine the contributions of different sources of CO2 to the urban atmosphere of Kraków city: the latitudinal/regional background, biospheric contributions and anthropogenic emissions. The calculations show that during the summer and early autumn the dominant contribution to local CO2 peaks is the biosphere, making up to 20% of atmospheric CO2 during the nocturnal temperature inversion in the lower troposphere. During early spring and winter, anthropogenic emissions are the main local source.
Miroslaw Zimnoch; Tadeusz Florkowski; Jaroslaw Necki; Rolf Neubert
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Isotopes in environmental and health studies     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1025-6016     ISO Abbreviation:  Isotopes Environ Health Stud     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-06-29     Completed Date:  2004-09-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602611     Medline TA:  Isotopes Environ Health Stud     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  129-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2004 Taylor and Francis Ltd.
Department of Environmental Physics, Faculty of Physics and Nuclear Techniques AGH - University of Science and Technology Al. Mickiewicza 30 30-059 Kraków Poland.
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MeSH Terms
Carbon Dioxide / analysis*
Carbon Isotopes / analysis
Environmental Monitoring
Oxygen Isotopes / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Carbon Isotopes; 0/Oxygen Isotopes; 124-38-9/Carbon Dioxide

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