Articles | Volume 9, issue 8
Research article
23 Aug 2016
Research article |  | 23 Aug 2016

Validation and analysis of MOPITT CO observations of the Amazon Basin

M. N. Deeter, S. Martínez-Alonso, L. V. Gatti, M. Gloor, J. B. Miller, L. G. Domingues, and C. S. C. Correia

Data sets

MODIS Collection 5 fire count data MODIS

MOPITT Version 6 Level 2 and Level 3 data NASA Atmospheric Sciences Data Center

Short summary
Satellite methods allow biomass burning emissions to be accurately quantified with high spatial and temporal resolution. With that ultimate goal, we analyze satellite retrievals of carbon monoxide from the MOPITT instrument over the Amazon Basin. Validation results for four Amazonian sites indicate a significant negative bias in retrieved lower-tropospheric CO concentrations. The interannual variability of biomass burning emissions from 2000 to 2015 is also studied using the MOPITT record.