Articles | Volume 16, issue 1
Research article
12 Jan 2023
Research article |  | 12 Jan 2023

Exploring bias in the OCO-3 snapshot area mapping mode via geometry, surface, and aerosol effects

Emily Bell, Christopher W. O'Dell, Thomas E. Taylor, Aronne Merrelli, Robert R. Nelson, Matthäus Kiel, Annmarie Eldering, Robert Rosenberg, and Brendan Fisher


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2022-241', Anonymous Referee #1, 23 Sep 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Emily Bell, 19 Nov 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2022-241', Anonymous Referee #2, 25 Sep 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Emily Bell, 19 Nov 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Emily Bell on behalf of the Authors (19 Nov 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (24 Nov 2022) by Frank Hase
Short summary
A small percentage of data from the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-3 (OCO-3) instrument has been shown to have a geometry-related bias in the earliest public data release. This work shows that the bias is due to a complex interplay of aerosols and viewing geometry and is largely mitigated in the latest data version through improved bias correction and quality filtering.