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The carbon cycle and climate: new approaches to atmospheric measurements and modelling

Grant


Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • We will combine high accuracy ground-based remote sensing measurements of atmospheric CO2 and other gases with in situ measurements at fixed locations and transects across Australia and New Zealand. The measurements will provide a much-enhanced picture of atmospheric CO2 in our region and its variability on diurnal, seasonal and inter-annual timescales. The measurements will play a key part in calibrating a new satellite instrument dedicated to mapping the global distribution of CO2. Inverse models will be developed to fully utilise the new data to infer the distribution and strengths of the trace gas sources and sinks which determine the atmospheric concentrations.

Date/time Interval


  • 2008

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP0879468

Local Award Id


  • 9723

Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • We will combine high accuracy ground-based remote sensing measurements of atmospheric CO2 and other gases with in situ measurements at fixed locations and transects across Australia and New Zealand. The measurements will provide a much-enhanced picture of atmospheric CO2 in our region and its variability on diurnal, seasonal and inter-annual timescales. The measurements will play a key part in calibrating a new satellite instrument dedicated to mapping the global distribution of CO2. Inverse models will be developed to fully utilise the new data to infer the distribution and strengths of the trace gas sources and sinks which determine the atmospheric concentrations.

Date/time Interval


  • 2008

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP0879468

Local Award Id


  • 9723