publication . Article . 1995

Extension and integration of atmospheric carbon dioxide data into a globally consistent measurement record

Kenneth A. Masarie; Pieter P. Tans;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 1995
Atmospheric transport models are used to constrain sources and sinks of carbon dioxide by requiring that the modeled spatial and temporal concentration patterns are consistent with the observations. Serious obstacles to this approach are the sparsity of sampling sites and the lack of temporal continuity among observations at different locations. A procedure is presented that attempts to extend the knowledge gained during a limited period of measurements beyond the period itself resulting in records containing measurement data and extrapolated and interpolated values. From limited measurements we can define trace gas climatologies that describe average seasonal c...
free text keywords: Atmospheric models, Geology, Latitude, Meteorology, Data processing, Climatology, Sampling (statistics), Extension method, Trace gas, Carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere, Interpolation
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