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CO Tropospheric Column


Measurement Definition*: 2D field of total amount of CO molecules per unit area in an atmospheric column extending from the Earth’s surface to the tropopause. CO = Carbon monoxide. Requested from surface to low stratosphere (layers: LT, HT, LS) + Total column - Measuring Units molecules.cm-2, Uncertainty Units %, Physical unit [ ppm ], Accuracy unit [ % ]

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* Description adapted from WMO.
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