Articles | Volume 13, issue 9
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 5033–5063, 2020
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 5033–5063, 2020

Research article 28 Sep 2020

Research article | 28 Sep 2020

Quality controls, bias, and seasonality of CO2 columns in the boreal forest with Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, Total Carbon Column Observing Network, and EM27/SUN measurements

Nicole Jacobs et al.


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Short summary
The boreal forest is the largest seasonally varying biospheric CO2-exchange region on Earth. This region is also undergoing amplified climate warming, leading to concerns about the potential for altered regional carbon exchange. Satellite missions, such as the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) project, can measure CO2 abundance over the boreal forest but need validation for the assurance of accuracy. Therefore, we carried out a ground-based validation of OCO-2 CO2 data at three locations.