Articles | Volume 17, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 3861–3878, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-3861-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 3861–3878, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-3861-2017

Research article 21 Mar 2017

Research article | 21 Mar 2017

Global distribution of CO2 in the upper troposphere and stratosphere

Mohamadou Diallo et al.

Data sets

World Data Center for Greenhouse gases datasets GAW http://ds.data.jma.go.jp/gmd/wdcgg/

SOLVE datasets B. C. J. Daube, K. A. Boering, A. E. Andrews, and S. C. Wofsy http://espoarchive.nasa.gov/archive

CarbonTracker datasets NOAA ftp://aftp.cmdl.noaa.gov/products/carbontracker/co2/CT2016/molefractions/co2_components/

Age of stratospheric air unchanged within uncertainties over the past 30 years, A. Engel, T. Möbius, H. Bönisch, U. Schmidt, R. Heinz, I. Levin, E. Atlas, S. Aoki, T. Nakazawa, S. Sugawara, F. Moore, D. Hurst, J. Elkins, S. Schauffler, A. Andrews, and K. Boering https://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo388

Improving stratospheric transport trend analysis based on SF6 and CO2 measurements E. A. Ray, F. L. Moore, K. H. Rosenlof, S. M. Davis, C. Sweeney, H. Bönisch, A. Engel, S. Sugawara, T. Nakazawa, and S. Aoki https://doi.org/10.1002/2014JD021802

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We construct a new monthly zonal mean CO2 distribution from the upper troposphere to the stratosphere over the 2000–2010 period. The main features of the CO2 distribution are consistent with expected variability due to the transport of long-lived trace gases by the Brewer–Dobson circulation. The method used to construct this CO2 product is unique and should be useful for model and satellite validation in the upper troposphere and stratosphere.
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