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ACP | Articles | Volume 19, issue 14
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 9371–9383, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-9371-2019
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 9371–9383, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-9371-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 22 Jul 2019

Research article | 22 Jul 2019

Towards monitoring localized CO2 emissions from space: co-located regional CO2 and NO2 enhancements observed by the OCO-2 and S5P satellites

Maximilian Reuter et al.
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The quantification of anthropogenic emissions with current CO2 satellite sensors is difficult, but NO2 is co-emitted, making it a suitable tracer of recently emitted CO2. We analyze enhancements of CO2 and NO2 observed by OCO-2 and S5P and estimate the CO2 plume cross-sectional fluxes that we compare with emission databases. Our results demonstrate the usefulness of simultaneous satellite observations of CO2 and NO2 as envisaged for the European Copernicus anthropogenic CO2 monitoring mission
The quantification of anthropogenic emissions with current CO2 satellite sensors is difficult,...
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