Articles | Volume 13, issue 2
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 731–745, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-731-2020
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 731–745, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-731-2020

Research article 13 Feb 2020

Research article | 13 Feb 2020

Spectral sizing of a coarse-spectral-resolution satellite sensor for XCO2

Jonas Simon Wilzewski et al.

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AR by Jonas S. Wilzewski on behalf of the Authors (01 Nov 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
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RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (16 Nov 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #4 (05 Jan 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (14 Jan 2020) by Michel Van Roozendael
AR by Jonas S. Wilzewski on behalf of the Authors (16 Jan 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (21 Jan 2020) by Michel Van Roozendael
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Short summary
Through spectral degradation of GOSAT measurements in the 1.6 and 2.0 μm spectral bands, we mimic a single-band, passive satellite sensor for monitoring of CO2 emissions at fine spatial scales. We compare retrievals of XCO2 from these bands to TCCON and native GOSAT retrievals. At spectral resolutions near 1.3 nm, XCO2 retrievals from both bands show promising performance, but the 2.0 μm band is favorable due to better noise performance and the potential to retrieve some aerosol information.