Articles | Volume 16, issue 4
Research article
19 Feb 2016
Research article |  | 19 Feb 2016

Sensitivity of simulated CO2 concentration to sub-annual variations in fossil fuel CO2 emissions

Xia Zhang, Kevin R. Gurney, Peter Rayner, David Baker, and Yu-ping Liu


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AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (10 Nov 2015)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (12 Jan 2016) by Martin Heimann
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (23 Jan 2016)
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (01 Feb 2016) by Martin Heimann
AR by Xia Zhang on behalf of the Authors (02 Feb 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (08 Feb 2016) by Martin Heimann
Short summary
This study presents a complete exploration of the space/time effect of time variations (diurnal, weekly, monthly) in fossil fuel emission on CO2 concentration. The paper identified rectifier effect at local to regional scale that is expected from fossil fuel emission and compared to biospheric rectification, and then extends the subject to column measurement. This study demonstrates the importance of considering sub-annual fossil fuel emissions on model simulation and related studies.
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