Articles | Volume 19, issue 15
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 9797–9831, 2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 9797–9831, 2019

Research article 02 Aug 2019

Research article | 02 Aug 2019

The 2015–2016 carbon cycle as seen from OCO-2 and the global in situ network

Sean Crowell et al.


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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (19 Jun 2019)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (01 Jul 2019) by Martin Heimann
Short summary
Space-based retrievals of carbon dioxide offer the potential to provide dense data in regions that are sparsely observed by the surface network. We find that flux estimates that are informed by the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) show different character from that inferred using surface measurements in tropical land regions, particularly in Africa, with a much larger total emission and larger amplitude seasonal cycle.
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