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Precision requirements for space-based XCO2 data

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dc.contributor.author Miller, C. E.
dc.contributor.author Crisp, D.
dc.contributor.author DeCola, P. L.
dc.contributor.author Olsen, S. C.
dc.contributor.author Randerson, James T.
dc.contributor.author Michalak, A. M.
dc.contributor.author Alkhaled, A.
dc.contributor.author Rayner, Peter
dc.contributor.author Jacob, D. J.
dc.contributor.author Suntharalingam, P.
dc.contributor.author Jones, D. B. A.
dc.contributor.author Denning, A. S.
dc.contributor.author Nicholls, M. E.
dc.contributor.author Doney, Scott C.
dc.contributor.author Pawson, S.
dc.contributor.author Boesch, H.
dc.contributor.author Connor, B. J.
dc.contributor.author Fung, Inez Y.
dc.contributor.author O'Brien, D.
dc.contributor.author Salawitch, R. J.
dc.contributor.author Sander, S. P.
dc.contributor.author Sen, B.
dc.contributor.author Tans, Pieter P.
dc.contributor.author Toon, G. C.
dc.contributor.author Wennberg, Paul O.
dc.contributor.author Wofsy, Steven C.
dc.contributor.author Yung, Y. L.
dc.contributor.author Law, R. M.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-16T19:07:10Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-16T19:07:10Z
dc.date.issued 2007-05-26
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Geophysical Research 112 (2007): D10314 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1912/3660
dc.description Author Posting. © American Geophysical Union, 2007. This article is posted here by permission of American Geophysical Union for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Journal of Geophysical Research 112 (2007): D10314, doi:10.1029/2006JD007659. en_US
dc.description.abstract Precision requirements are determined for space-based column-averaged CO2 dry air mole fraction (XCO2) data. These requirements result from an assessment of spatial and temporal gradients in XCO2, the relationship between XCO2 precision and surface CO2 flux uncertainties inferred from inversions of the XCO2 data, and the effects of XCO2 biases on the fidelity of CO2 flux inversions. Observational system simulation experiments and synthesis inversion modeling demonstrate that the Orbiting Carbon Observatory mission design and sampling strategy provide the means to achieve these XCO2 data precision requirements. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by the Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO) project through NASA’s Earth System Science Pathfinder (ESSP) program. SCO and JTR were supported by a NASA IDS grant (NAG5-9462) to JTR. en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher American Geophysical Union en_US
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2006JD007659
dc.title Precision requirements for space-based XCO2 data en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1029/2006JD007659


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