The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere varies according to the season and it is now possible to measure this variation from space. Satellite measurements from five years show that the GOSAT satellite is sufficiently accurate for measuring average seasonal variation, so it can be used to examine carbon sinks and sources. The Sodankylä surface measurement station of the Finnish Meteorological Institute plays an important role in the research.
Researcher Hannakaisa Lindqvist, firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior researcher Rigel Kivi, tel. +29 539 2728, email@example.com
Lindqvist, H., O'Dell, C. W., Basu, S., Boesch, H., Chevallier, F., Deutscher, N., Feng, L., Fisher, B., Hase, F., Inoue, M., Kivi, R., Morino, I., Palmer, P. I., Parker, R., Schneider, M., Sussmann, R., and Yoshida, Y.: Does GOSAT capture the true seasonal cycle of carbon dioxide?, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 13023-13040, doi:10.5194/acp-15-13023-2015, 2015.
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