Articles | Volume 19, issue 11
Research article
12 Jun 2019
Research article |  | 12 Jun 2019

An atmospheric inversion over the city of Cape Town: sensitivity analyses

Alecia Nickless, Peter J. Rayner, Robert J. Scholes, Francois Engelbrecht, and Birgit Erni


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AR by Alecia Nickless on behalf of the Authors (09 Apr 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (17 Apr 2019) by Neil Harris
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (06 May 2019)
RR by Neil Harris (14 May 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (14 May 2019) by Neil Harris
AR by Alecia Nickless on behalf of the Authors (22 May 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (23 May 2019) by Neil Harris
Short summary
Different frameworks for an atmospheric inversion study over Cape Town, South Africa, are considered. We focused particularly on how sensitive the estimates of CO2 fluxes were to changes in the way the uncertainty in these estimates was specified and the impact different prior information had on the final flux estimates. We used atmospheric measurements from two new sites located near Cape Town: Robben Island and Hangklip lighthouses, which were specifically deployed for this inversion study.
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