Articles | Volume 13, issue 7
Research article
03 Jul 2020
Research article |  | 03 Jul 2020

In situ measurement of CO2 and CH4 from aircraft over northeast China and comparison with OCO-2 data

Xiaoyu Sun, Minzheng Duan, Yang Gao, Rui Han, Denghui Ji, Wenxing Zhang, Nong Chen, Xiangao Xia, Hailei Liu, and Yanfeng Huo


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AR by Xiaoyu Sun on behalf of the Authors (15 Mar 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (08 Apr 2020) by Frank Hase
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (18 Apr 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (07 May 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (13 May 2020) by Frank Hase
AR by Xiaoyu Sun on behalf of the Authors (18 May 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (22 May 2020) by Frank Hase
Short summary
The accurate measurement of greenhouse gases and their vertical distribution in the atmosphere is significant to the study of climate change and satellite remote sensing. Carbon dioxide and methane between 0.6 and 7 km were measured by the aircraft King Air 350ER in Jiansanjiang, northeast China, on 7–11 August 2018. The profiles show strong variation with the altitude and time, so the vertical structure of gases should be taken into account in the current satellite retrieval algorithm.