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Volume 16, issue 3 | Copyright
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 1653-1671, 2016
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Research article 12 Feb 2016

Research article | 12 Feb 2016

Ability of the 4-D-Var analysis of the GOSAT BESD XCO2 retrievals to characterize atmospheric CO2 at large and synoptic scales

Sébastien Massart et al.
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This study presents the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) monitoring of atmospheric CO2 using measurements from the Greenhouse gases Observing Satellite (GOSAT). We show that the modelled CO2 has a better precision than standard CO2 satellite products compared to ground-based measurements. We also present the CO2 forecast based on our best knowledge of the atmospheric CO2 distribution. We show that it has skill to forecast the largest scale CO2 patterns up to day 5.
This study presents the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) monitoring of...