Articles | Volume 12, issue 10
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-5317-2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-5317-2019
Research article
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08 Oct 2019
Research article |  | 08 Oct 2019

Validation of OCO-2 error analysis using simulated retrievals

Susan S. Kulawik, Chris O'Dell, Robert R. Nelson, and Thomas E. Taylor

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This work investigates errors in CO2 near-infrared estimates retrieved from simulated radiances. We find that interferent errors are underpredicted and that nonlinearity causes significant errors.