Top-down estimates of global CO sources using MOPITT measurements

Avelino F. Arellano, Prasad S. Kasibhatla, Louis Giglio, Guido R. van der Werf, James T. Randerson

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)L01104 1-5
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 16 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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    Arellano, A. F., Kasibhatla, P. S., Giglio, L., van der Werf, G. R., & Randerson, J. T. (2004). Top-down estimates of global CO sources using MOPITT measurements. Geophysical Research Letters, 31(1), L01104 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1029/2003GL018609