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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, Anna M. Michalak, Vineet Yadav, and Jovan M. Tadić

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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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