Rocky Raccoon: Using Data to explore Carbon in the Rocky Mountains part of Using Data in the Classroom:Datasheets
The Rocky Mountain Regional Atmospheric Continuous CO2 Network (Rocky RACCOON) comprises two to three years of carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration data. The carbon dioxide data are gathered using the Autonomous Inexpensive Robust CO2 Analyzers (AIRCOA) that are positioned on mountain tops in Colorado and Utah (see field site images of Storm Peak Laboratory (SPL), Fraser Experimental Forest (FEF), Niwot Ridge (NWR) and Hidden Peak (HDP)). The data are gathered at various heights approximately every 2.5 minutes. The Rocky RACCOON project was created and is managed by Britt Stephens of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).