Articles | Volume 15, issue 12
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 6801–6814, 2015
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 6801–6814, 2015

Research article 19 Jun 2015

Research article | 19 Jun 2015

Regional data assimilation of multi-spectral MOPITT observations of CO over North America

Z. Jiang et al.


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Short summary
We present a high-resolution (0.5 x 0.667) regional CO inversion over North America in the period of June 2004–May 2005, using a combination of GEOS-Chem model and MOPITT CO observations. With optimized lateral boundary conditions, we show that regional inversion analyses can reduce the sensitivity of the CO source estimates to errors in long-range transport and in the distributions of the hydroxyl radical (OH), and consequently, provide better quantification on regional CO source estimates.
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