Articles | Volume 19, issue 11
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 7347–7376, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-7347-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 7347–7376, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-7347-2019

Research article 04 Jun 2019

Research article | 04 Jun 2019

Modelling CO2 weather – why horizontal resolution matters

Anna Agustí-Panareda et al.

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This paper demonstrates the benefits of using global models with high horizontal resolution to represent atmospheric CO2 patterns associated with evolving weather. The modelling of CO2 weather is crucial to interpret the variability from ground-based and satellite CO2 observations, which can then be used to infer CO2 fluxes in atmospheric inversions. The benefits of high resolution come from an improved representation of the topography, winds, tracer transport and CO2 flux distribution.
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