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Volume 18, issue 7
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 4765–4801, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-4765-2018
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the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 4765–4801, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-4765-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 09 Apr 2018

Research article | 09 Apr 2018

Estimates of CO2 fluxes over the city of Cape Town, South Africa, through Bayesian inverse modelling

Alecia Nickless et al.

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Carbon dioxide emissions and uptake were estimated for Cape Town, South Africa. We placed two high-precision analysers in lighthouses located on either end of Cape Town (Robben Island and Hangklip). The Cape Point GAW station provided background measurements. We were able to improve the agreement between modelled and observed concentrations, relative to initial estimates provided. This methodology could potentially be scaled up to provide monitoring and verification of city emissions.
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