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The Total Carbon Column Observing Network

Wunch, Debra and Toon, Geoffrey C. and Blavier, Jean-François L. and Washenfelder, Rebecca A. and Notholt, Justus and Connor, Brian J. and Griffith, David W. T. and Sherlock, Vanessa and Wennberg, Paul O. (2011) The Total Carbon Column Observing Network. Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 369 (1943). pp. 2087-2112. ISSN 1364-503X. doi:10.1098/rsta.2010.0240.

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A global network of ground-based Fourier transform spectrometers has been founded to remotely measure column abundances of CO_2, CO, CH_4, N_(2)O 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 CO_2). 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.

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Wunch, Debra0000-0002-4924-0377
Toon, Geoffrey C.0000-0003-4174-7541
Washenfelder, Rebecca A.0000-0002-8106-3702
Griffith, David W. T.0000-0002-7986-1924
Wennberg, Paul O.0000-0002-6126-3854
Additional Information:© 2011 Royal Society. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. NCEP reanalysis data are provided by the NOAA/OAR/ESRL PSD, Boulder, CO, USA, from their website at US funding for TCCON comes from NASA’s Terrestrial Ecology Program (NNX08A186G), the Orbiting Carbon Observatory Program (NAS7-03001), the DOE/ARM Program and the Atmospheric CO2 Observations from Space Program. Some of the research described in this paper was performed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. We acknowledge funding within the EU projects GEOMON and IMECC and the grant from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) NO 404/14-1. Lauder measurements are supported by New Zealand Foundation of Research Science and Technology contracts C01X0204 and C01X0406. Australian funding is from the Australian Research Council, DP0879468 and LP0562346.
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Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)404/14-1
New Zealand Foundation of Research Science and TechnologyC01X0204
New Zealand Foundation of Research Science and TechnologyC01X0406
Australian Research CouncilDP0879468
Australian Research CouncilLP0562346
Subject Keywords:greenhouse gases; carbon cycle; Fourier transform spectrometry
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