Articles | Volume 18, issue 13
Research article
03 Jul 2018
Research article |  | 03 Jul 2018

Multi-species inversion and IAGOS airborne data for a better constraint of continental-scale fluxes

Fabio Boschetti, Valerie Thouret, Greet Janssens Maenhout, Kai Uwe Totsche, Julia Marshall, and Christoph Gerbig


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AR by Christoph Gerbig on behalf of the Authors (11 Jan 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Jan 2018) by Martyn Chipperfield
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (02 Apr 2018)
ED: Publish as is (15 Apr 2018) by Martyn Chipperfield
Short summary
Retrieving surface–atmosphere fluxes from the combination of atmospheric observations with atmospheric transport models can benefit from combining multiple species in a single inversion. The underlying effect is that species such as CO2 and CO have partially overlapping emission patterns for given sectors and fuel types and so share part of the uncertainties, both related to the a priori knowledge of emissions, and to model–data mismatch error. We show this for airborne profile data from IAGOS.
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