Articles | Volume 8, issue 11
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 4719–4734, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-4719-2015
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 4719–4734, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-4719-2015

Research article 10 Nov 2015

Research article | 10 Nov 2015

Geostationary Emission Explorer for Europe (G3E): mission concept and initial performance assessment

A. Butz et al.

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The Geostationary Emission Explorer for Europe (G3E) is a mission concept for a greenhouse gas sounder in geostationary orbit. It is designed to provide column-average concentrations of carbon dioxide, methane, and carbon monoxide with high spatial and 2-hour temporal resolution throughout the central European continent. The prospective data density, precision and accuracy suggest G3E as a key component of a future carbon emission monitoring system.