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Project ID: EVG1-CT-2001-00056
Finanziato nell'ambito di: FP5-EESD
Paese: France

Detection of day-night patterns in CO2 column signal retrieved from TOVS instrument

The first retrievals of CO2 from space using the observations from the TOVS instrument on the NOAA polar satellites exhibit credible upper troposphere CO2 concentration patterns (Chedin et al., 2003). This pioneering work demonstrates that remote sensing of CO2 from space is actually possible. These early space borne CO2 retrievals clearly reveal several scientifically very interesting features, such as the day-night patterns detected in the TOVS retrievals that may be linked to diurnal CO2 emissions by biomass burning in the Tropics (Chedin et al., 2005).

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