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The total carbon column observing network

Journal Article


Abstract


  • A global network of ground-based Fourier transform spectrometers has been founded

    to remotely measure column abundances of CO2, CO, CH4, N2O and other molecules

    that absorb in the near-infrared. These measurements are directly comparable with

    the near-infrared total column measurements from space-based instruments. With

    stringent requirements on the instrumentation, acquisition procedures, data processing

    and calibration, the Total Carbon Column Observing Network (TCCON) achieves an

    accuracy and precision in total column measurements that is unprecedented for remotesensing

    observations (better than 0.25% for CO2). This has enabled carbon-cycle science

    investigations using the TCCON dataset, and allows the TCCON to provide a link

    between satellite measurements and the extensive ground-based in situ network.

UOW Authors


  •   Wunch, Debra (external author)
  •   Toon, Geoffrey C. (external author)
  •   Blavier, Jean-Francois L. (external author)
  •   Washenfelder, Rebecca A. (external author)
  •   Notholt, Justus (external author)
  •   Connor, Brian J. (external author)
  •   Griffith, David
  •   Sherlock, Vanessa (external author)
  •   Wennberg, Paul O. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Wunch, D., Toon, G. C., Blavier, J. L., Washenfelder, R. A., Notholt, J., Connor, B. J., Griffith, D. W. T., Sherlock, V. & Wennberg, P. O. (2011). The total carbon column observing network. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 369 (1943), 2087-2112.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79956120633

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/scipapers/3916

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 25

Start Page


  • 2087

End Page


  • 2112

Volume


  • 369

Issue


  • 1943

Abstract


  • A global network of ground-based Fourier transform spectrometers has been founded

    to remotely measure column abundances of CO2, CO, CH4, N2O and other molecules

    that absorb in the near-infrared. These measurements are directly comparable with

    the near-infrared total column measurements from space-based instruments. With

    stringent requirements on the instrumentation, acquisition procedures, data processing

    and calibration, the Total Carbon Column Observing Network (TCCON) achieves an

    accuracy and precision in total column measurements that is unprecedented for remotesensing

    observations (better than 0.25% for CO2). This has enabled carbon-cycle science

    investigations using the TCCON dataset, and allows the TCCON to provide a link

    between satellite measurements and the extensive ground-based in situ network.

UOW Authors


  •   Wunch, Debra (external author)
  •   Toon, Geoffrey C. (external author)
  •   Blavier, Jean-Francois L. (external author)
  •   Washenfelder, Rebecca A. (external author)
  •   Notholt, Justus (external author)
  •   Connor, Brian J. (external author)
  •   Griffith, David
  •   Sherlock, Vanessa (external author)
  •   Wennberg, Paul O. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Wunch, D., Toon, G. C., Blavier, J. L., Washenfelder, R. A., Notholt, J., Connor, B. J., Griffith, D. W. T., Sherlock, V. & Wennberg, P. O. (2011). The total carbon column observing network. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 369 (1943), 2087-2112.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-79956120633

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/scipapers/3916

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 25

Start Page


  • 2087

End Page


  • 2112

Volume


  • 369

Issue


  • 1943