Articles | Volume 16, issue 3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 1289–1302, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-1289-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 1289–1302, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-1289-2016
Research article
04 Feb 2016
Research article | 04 Feb 2016

Estimates of European uptake of CO2 inferred from GOSAT XCO2 retrievals: sensitivity to measurement bias inside and outside Europe

L. Feng et al.

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There is an on-going debate on the larger European biospheric uptake inferred from GOSAT XCO2 retrievals than those inferred from in situ data. Using a set of 15 experiments, we found that the elevated uptake over Europe could largely be explained by mis-fitting data due to regional XCO2 biases: 50–80 % of the elevated European uptake is due to retrievals outside the immediate European; and a varying monthly bias of up to 0.5 ppm for XCO2 retrievals over Europe could explain most of the remainder.
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