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Tacolneston tower

Tacolneston tower: The left hand tower is the 200 metre tower where air sampling lines are installed.

The Tacolneston tower (TAC) began measuring a wide range of trace gases in August 2012. The University of East Anglia (Prof. Bill Sturges and Dr David Oram) perform maintenance and data collection at the site and are partially funded through NCAS.

Tacolneston is located on the east coast of England, 10 miles west of Norwich at 52.5177o N 1.1386o E and 56 m above sea level. The site is registered by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) as a Global Atmospheric Watch (GAW) regional station. Trace gas measurements are made from a 100 m inlet, whilst CO2 and CH4 measurements are also taken from inlets at 54 m and 185 m. There are no major sources of local pollution and the surrounding rural area is covered in arable land.

Instruments used at Tacolneston

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