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Top-down estimates of global CO sources using MOPITT measurements

Arellano, Avelino F., Jr. and Kasibhatla, Prasad S. and Giglio, Louis and van der Werf, Guido R. and Randerson, James T. (2004) Top-down estimates of global CO sources using MOPITT measurements. Geophysical Research Letters, 31 (1). Art. No. L01104. ISSN 0094-8276.

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We present a synthesis inversion of CO emissions from various geographical regions and for various source categories for the year 2000 using CO retrievals from the MOPITT (Measurements of Pollution in the Troposphere) instrument. We find a large discrepancy between our top‐down estimates and recent bottom‐up estimates of CO emissions from fossil fuel/biofuel (FFBF) use in Asia. A key conclusion of this study is that CO emissions in East Asia (EAS) are about a factor of 1.8–2 higher than recent bottom‐up estimates.

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Additional Information:© 2004 by the American Geophysical Union. Received 11 September 2003; revised 12 November 2003; accepted 24 November 2003; published 8 January 2004. We acknowledge the NCAR MOPITT and NOAA CMDL Carbon Cycle Groups for providing CO measurements. We thank Bob Yantosca for help with the GEOS‐CHEM model. This work was supported by NASA ESE/IDS Grants NAG5‐9605 and NAG5‐9462.
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Official Citation:Arellano, A. F.Jr., P. S. Kasibhatla, L. Giglio, G. R. van der Werf, and J. T. Randerson (2004), Top‐down estimates of global CO sources using MOPITT measurements, Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, L01104, doi: 10.1029/2003GL018609
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