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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 7189–7215, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-7189-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 7189–7215, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-7189-2018

Research article 24 May 2018

Research article | 24 May 2018

The impact of transport model differences on CO2 surface flux estimates from OCO-2 retrievals of column average CO2

Sourish Basu et al.

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CO2 measurements from the global surface network and CO2 estimates from satellites such as the Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2 (OCO-2) are currently used to quantify the surface sources and sinks of CO2, using what we know about atmospheric transport of gases. In this work, we quantify the uncertainties in those surface source/sink estimates that stem from errors in our atmospheric transport models, using an observing system simulation experiment (OSSE).
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