Articles | Volume 15, issue 22
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 12705–12729, 2015
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 12705–12729, 2015

Research article 16 Nov 2015

Research article | 16 Nov 2015

Estimation of continuous anthropogenic CO2: model-based evaluation of CO2, CO, δ13C(CO2) and Δ14C(CO2) tracer methods

S. N. Vardag et al.

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In this model sensitivity study we compare and evaluate the surrogate tracers CO2, CO, δ13C-CO2 and Δ14C-CO2 for estimating continuous anthropogenic CO2. The results can be used to optimize the measurement network design with respect to the partitioning of total CO2 into biospheric and anthropogenic CO2 contributions. This enables improvement and validation of highly resolved emission inventories using atmospheric observation and regional modeling.
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