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Published January 2004 | Supplemental Material + Erratum + Published
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Top-down estimates of global CO sources using MOPITT measurements


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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© 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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Published - Arellano_et_al-2004-Geophysical_Research_Letters.pdf

Supplemental Material - grl17614-sup-0001-readme.txt

Supplemental Material - grl17614-sup-0002-table.txt

Erratum - Arellano_et_al-2004-Geophysical_Research_Letters_correction.pdf


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