Articles | Volume 16, issue 14
Research article
26 Jul 2016
Research article |  | 26 Jul 2016

Large XCH4 anomaly in summer 2013 over northeast Asia observed by GOSAT

Misa Ishizawa, Osamu Uchino, Isamu Morino, Makoto Inoue, Yukio Yoshida, Kazuo Mabuchi, Tomoko Shirai, Yasunori Tohjima, Shamil Maksyutov, Hirofumi Ohyama, Shuji Kawakami, Atsushi Takizawa, and Dmitry Belikov


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AR by Misa Ishizawa on behalf of the Authors (18 Feb 2016)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (11 Mar 2016) by Manvendra Krishna Dubey
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (18 Mar 2016)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (21 Apr 2016)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (11 May 2016) by Manvendra Krishna Dubey
AR by Misa Ishizawa on behalf of the Authors (22 Jun 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (22 Jun 2016) by Manvendra Krishna Dubey
Short summary
Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite (GOSAT) was launched to monitor CO2 and CH4 concentrations from the space. This paper analyses an extremely high XCH4 event over Northeast Asia observed by GOSAT in the summer of 2013. Results indicate that the high XCH4 event was caused by fast transport of CH4-rich air from East China to Japan due to anomalies of north Pacific high-pressure system over East Asia. This study demonstrates the capability of GOSAT to detect an XCH4 event on a synoptic scale.
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