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Measuring co2 from space exploiting planned missions 2001-2004

Objective

To satisfy both scientific objectives and the political imperatives of climate negotiations, an integrated global observing system is required. We propose to develop and test algorithms to retrieve CO2 from satellite instruments. We will assess the accuracy and precision, and test the utility of the data for inferring surface CO2 exchange fluxes. Several instruments scheduled for deployment in the immediate future provide an opportunity to prototype the use of space-borne CO measurements. These instruments, IASI , SCIAMACHY and AIRS were not designed force measurements but as a result of their spectral characteristics provide capability, when used with independent measures of the temperature profile (from the microwave instrument AMSU). We will compare remote sensing and inverse approaches with approaches based on 4-dimensional data assimilation. Retrieved concentrations and fluxes will be evaluated against conventional observations.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Address
Carl-zeiss-promenade 10
07701 Jena
Germany

Participants (4)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Ecole Polytechnique
91128 Palaiseau
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Avenue De La Terrasse, Bftiment 12
91198 Gif Sur Yvette
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
Cnrs,orme Des Merisiers, Batiment 709
91191 Gif Sur Yvette
European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts - ECMWF
United Kingdom
Address
Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading