Articles | Volume 14, issue 24
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 13739–13753, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-14-13739-2014
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 13739–13753, 2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-14-13739-2014

Research article 22 Dec 2014

Research article | 22 Dec 2014

Satellite-inferred European carbon sink larger than expected

M. Reuter et al.

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Current knowledge about the European terrestrial biospheric carbon sink relies upon bottom-up and global surface flux inverse model estimates using in situ measurements. Our analysis of five satellite data sets comprises a regional inversion designed to be insensitive to potential retrieval biases and transport errors. We show that the satellite-derived sink is larger (1.0±0.3GtC/a) than previous estimates (0.4±0.4GtC/a).
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