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https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-1671-2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-1671-2016
Research article
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15 Apr 2016
Research article |  | 15 Apr 2016

The potential of clear-sky carbon dioxide satellite retrievals

Robert R. Nelson, Christopher W. O'Dell, Thomas E. Taylor, Lukas Mandrake, and Mike Smyth

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In this work, we test the hypothesis that clear-sky retrievals may perform as well as full-physics retrievals for very clear scenes. It was found that for simulated OCO-2 measurements, the clear-sky retrieval had errors comparable to those of the full-physics retrieval. For real GOSAT data, the clear-sky retrieval had errors 0–20 % larger than the full-physics retrieval over land and 20–35 % larger over ocean. This work implies that clear-sky retrievals may be more useful than previously assumed.