Articles | Volume 18, issue 15
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 11097–11124, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-11097-2018

Special issue: The 10th International Carbon Dioxide Conference (ICDC10)...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 11097–11124, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-11097-2018

Research article 09 Aug 2018

Research article | 09 Aug 2018

A global synthesis inversion analysis of recent variability in CO2 fluxes using GOSAT and in situ observations

James S. Wang et al.

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We used measurements of CO2 in the atmosphere from the GOSAT satellite and from surface sites around the world, together with a transport model and a unique estimation technique, to quantify CO2 sources and removals over a recent period. We find that climate variations can strongly influence uptake by vegetation and release in decay and fires. However, regional gaps in observations and inaccuracies to which current satellite technology is susceptible result in important estimation biases.
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