Armin Jordan, Dr.
Phone: +49 (0)3641 57 - 6403
Providing trace gas analyses and reference standards
Understanding changes in the atmospheric budgets of greenhouse and related gases and the respective driving forces are core research questions of the MPI-BGC. Atmospheric measurement data are a key element in such investigations. The validity of scientific conclusions based on these records critically depends on the quality of the data.
One main focus of the GasLab is to assure the high accuracy of measurements of air samples from continuous atmospheric monitoring activities and targeted campaigns made by the department of Biogeochemical Systems. Work performed for the department of Biogeochemical Processes mainly covers the analysis of soil, air and samples taken during chamber experiments (e.g. soil incubation and plant respiration studies).
GasLab is the Central Calibration Laboratory for H2 in air of the 'Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW)' program by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).