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

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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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