Articles | Volume 20, issue 1
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 323–331, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-323-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 323–331, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-323-2020

Research article 08 Jan 2020

Research article | 08 Jan 2020

The impact of improved satellite retrievals on estimates of biospheric carbon balance

Scot M. Miller and Anna M. Michalak

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AR by Scot Miller on behalf of the Authors (16 Oct 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (17 Oct 2019) by Manvendra K. Dubey
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (18 Oct 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (24 Oct 2019)
ED: Publish as is (06 Nov 2019) by Manvendra K. Dubey
Short summary
NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2 (OCO-2) satellite observes CO2 in the atmosphere. The satellite measures radiation, and these measurements are then converted to an estimate of atmospheric CO2. This conversion or retrieval algorithm has improved markedly since the satellite launch. We find that these improvements in the CO2 retrieval are having a potentially transformative effect on satellite-based estimates of the global biospheric carbon balance.
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