Vast CO2 release from Australian fires in 2019-2020 constrained by satellite.

  title={Vast CO2 release from Australian fires in 2019-2020 constrained by satellite.},
  author={Ivar R van der Velde and Guido R. van der Werf and Sander Houweling and Joannes D. Maasakkers and Tobias Borsdorff and Jochen Landgraf and Paul J. J. Tol and Tim A. van Kempen and Richard M. van Hees and R. W. M. Hoogeveen and J. Pepijn Veefkind and Ilse Aben},
  volume={597 7876},
Southeast Australia experienced intensive and geographically extensive wildfires during the 2019-2020 summer season1,2. The fires released substantial amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere3. However, existing emission estimates based on fire inventories are uncertain4, and vary by up to a factor of four for this event. Here we constrain emission estimates with the help of satellite observations of carbon monoxide5, an analytical Bayesian inversion6 and observed ratios between emitted… 
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