Articles | Volume 18, issue 16
Research article
22 Aug 2018
Research article |  | 22 Aug 2018

A comparison of posterior atmospheric CO2 adjustments obtained from in situ and GOSAT constrained flux inversions

Saroja M. Polavarapu, Feng Deng, Brendan Byrne, Dylan B. A. Jones, and Michael Neish


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AR by Saroja Polavarapu on behalf of the Authors (01 Jun 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (19 Jun 2018) by Rachel Law
AR by Saroja Polavarapu on behalf of the Authors (06 Jul 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (25 Jul 2018) by Rachel Law
Short summary
A new diagnostic reveals how fluxes constrained by two different CO2 observing systems inform atmospheric CO2 simulations. The potential for GOSAT data to better resolve zonally asymmetric structures in the tropics year-round and in the northern extratropics in most seasons is shown. Using in situ data yields a better match to independent observations on the global, annual scale. Such complementarity of the observing systems can be exploited in greenhouse gas data assimilation systems.
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