Articles | Volume 21, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 17453–17494, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-17453-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 17453–17494, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-17453-2021
Research article
01 Dec 2021
Research article | 01 Dec 2021

Was Australia a sink or source of CO2 in 2015? Data assimilation using OCO-2 satellite measurements

Yohanna Villalobos et al.

Viewed

Total article views: 1,759 (including HTML, PDF, and XML)
HTML PDF XML Total Supplement BibTeX EndNote
1,214 526 19 1,759 114 16 24
  • HTML: 1,214
  • PDF: 526
  • XML: 19
  • Total: 1,759
  • Supplement: 114
  • BibTeX: 16
  • EndNote: 24
Views and downloads (calculated since 22 Jan 2021)
Cumulative views and downloads (calculated since 22 Jan 2021)

Viewed (geographical distribution)

Total article views: 1,777 (including HTML, PDF, and XML) Thereof 1,775 with geography defined and 2 with unknown origin.
Country # Views %
  • 1
1
 
 
 
 

Cited

Latest update: 20 May 2022
Download
Short summary
Semi-arid ecosystems such as those in Australia are evolving and might play an essential role in the future of climate change. We use carbon dioxide concentrations derived from the OCO-2 satellite instrument and a regional transport model to understand if Australia was a carbon sink or source of CO2 in 2015. Our research's main findings suggest that Australia acted as a carbon sink of about −0.41 ± 0.08 petagrams of carbon in 2015, driven primarily by savanna and sparsely vegetated ecosystems.
Altmetrics
Final-revised paper
Preprint