Articles | Volume 16, issue 10
Research article
30 May 2023
Research article |  | 30 May 2023

Inferring the vertical distribution of CO and CO2 from TCCON total column values using the TARDISS algorithm

Harrison A. Parker, Joshua L. Laughner, Geoffrey C. Toon, Debra Wunch, Coleen M. Roehl, Laura T. Iraci, James R. Podolske, Kathryn McKain, Bianca C. Baier, and Paul O. Wennberg

Data sets

TARDISS Partial Column Retrieval Dataset H. Parker, J. Laughner, and P. Wennberg

Total Carbon Column Observing Network (TCCON) TCCON

Model code and software

TARDISS Partial Column Retrieval Code H. Parker, J. Laughner, and P. O. Wennberg

Short summary
We describe a retrieval algorithm for determining limited information about the vertical distribution of carbon monoxide (CO) and carbon dioxide (CO2) from total column observations from ground-based observations. Our retrieved partial column values compare well with integrated in situ data. The average error for our retrieval is 1.51 ppb (~ 2 %) for CO and 5.09 ppm (~ 1.25 %) for CO2. We anticipate that this approach will find broad application for use in carbon cycle science.