History and sites of atmospheric greenhouse gas monitoring in Hungary

László Haszpra, Zoltán Barcza, István Szilágyi

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This chapter introduces the Hungarian atmospheric greenhouse gas monitoring stations, their environment, monitoring program, and instrumentation. Quality of the measurements is discussed using the results of interlaboratory comparisons and independent parallel measurements. Study on the spatial representativeness of the measurements leads to the revelation that only the early afternoon measurements can be used for studies other than investigation of diurnal variations. The early afternoon carbon dioxide data may be representative for 200,000-300,000 km2, and they can characterize the average boundary layer mixing ratio with a reasonable accuracy. Finally, the chapter lists the major international projects, in which the Hungarian monitoring sites participate, the databases, where their data are accessible, and the projects, which support or supported the monitoring activity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAtmospheric Greenhouse Gases
Subtitle of host publicationThe Hungarian Perspective
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9789048199495
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2011



  • Hegyhátsál
  • Interlaboratory comparison
  • K-puszta
  • Monitoring system
  • Quality control
  • Representativeness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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Haszpra, L., Barcza, Z., & Szilágyi, I. (2011). History and sites of atmospheric greenhouse gas monitoring in Hungary. In Atmospheric Greenhouse Gases: The Hungarian Perspective (pp. 9-27). Springer Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-9950-1_2