Articles | Volume 19, issue 18
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 12067–12082, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-12067-2019

Special issue: The 10th International Carbon Dioxide Conference (ICDC10)...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 12067–12082, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-12067-2019

Research article 27 Sep 2019

Research article | 27 Sep 2019

Terrestrial ecosystem carbon flux estimated using GOSAT and OCO-2 XCO2 retrievals

Hengmao Wang et al.

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The differences in inverted global and regional carbon fluxes from GOSAT and OCO-2 XCO2 from 1 January to 31 December 2015 are studied. We find significant differences for inverted terrestrial carbon fluxes on both global and regional scales. Overall, GOSAT XCO2 has a better performance than OCO-2, and GOSAT data can effectively improve carbon flux estimates in the Northern Hemisphere, while OCO-2 data, with the specific version used in this study, show only slight improvement.
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