Articles | Volume 14, issue 2
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 1167–1190, 2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 1167–1190, 2021

Research article 15 Feb 2021

Research article | 15 Feb 2021

Anthropogenic CO2 monitoring satellite mission: the need for multi-angle polarimetric observations

Stephanie P. Rusli et al.


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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (30 Nov 2020) by Christof Janssen
Short summary
This study investigates the added value of multi-angle polarimeter (MAP) measurements for XCO2 retrievals, particularly in the context of the Copernicus Anthropogenic Carbon Dioxide Monitoring (CO2M) mission. In this paper, we derive the required MAP instrument specification, and we demonstrate that MAP observations significantly improve the retrieval performance and are needed to meet the XCO2 precision and accuracy requirements of the CO2M mission.