Articles | Volume 18, issue 9
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 6785–6799, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-6785-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 6785–6799, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-6785-2018

Research article 16 May 2018

Research article | 16 May 2018

Characterizing biospheric carbon balance using CO2 observations from the OCO-2 satellite

Scot M. Miller et al.

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AR by Scot Miller on behalf of the Authors (13 Feb 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (19 Feb 2018) by Christoph Gerbig
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (28 Feb 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (12 Mar 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (13 Mar 2018) by Christoph Gerbig
AR by Scot Miller on behalf of the Authors (11 Apr 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (17 Apr 2018) by Christoph Gerbig
Short summary
NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2 (OCO-2) satellite observes CO2 in the atmosphere globally. We evaluate the extent to which current OCO-2 observations can inform scientific understanding of the biospheric carbon balance. We find that current observations are best-equipped to constrain the biospheric carbon balance across continental or hemispheric regions and provide limited information on smaller regions.
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