Differences between surface and column atmospheric CO 2 and implications for carbon cycle research

  title={Differences between surface and column atmospheric CO 2 and implications for carbon cycle research},
  author={Seth C. Olsen and James T Randerson},
[1] We used a three-dimensional atmospheric transport model to investigate several aspects of column CO2 that are important for the design of new satellite-based observation systems and for the interpretation of observations collected by Sun-viewing spectrometers. These aspects included the amplitude of the diurnal cycle and how it is related to surface fluxes, the amplitude and phase of the seasonal cycle, and the magnitude of the northsouth hemispheric gradient. In our simulation, we found… CONTINUE READING
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