Interactive comment on “Study of the footprints of short-term variation in XCO2 observed by TCCON sites using NIES and FLEXPART atmospheric transport models” by D. A. Belikov et al

@inproceedings{Belikov2016InteractiveCO,
  title={Interactive comment on “Study of the footprints of short-term variation in XCO2 observed by TCCON sites using NIES and FLEXPART atmospheric transport models” by D. A. Belikov et al},
  author={Dmitry A. Belikov},
  year={2016}
}
This manuscript presents a new method for selecting satellite data for validation against the ground-based TCCON sites. This method is based on calculated footprints that represent the sensitivity of the site to surrounding CO2 concentrations. This new method is compared to simpler geographic-based data selection methods. This paper is methodologically sound but needs a few improvements in the description of the method, therefore, I recommend this manuscript for publication after minor changes… CONTINUE READING