Articles | Volume 11, issue 3
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 1411–1436, 2019
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 1411–1436, 2019

Data description paper 18 Sep 2019

Data description paper | 18 Sep 2019

Global atmospheric carbon monoxide budget 2000–2017 inferred from multi-species atmospheric inversions

Bo Zheng et al.

Data sets

Global atmospheric carbon monoxide budget 2000–2017 B. Zheng, F. Chevallier, and P. Ciais

GOSAT proxy XCH4 data version 7.2 R. Parker

OMI/Aura Formaldehyde (HCHO) Total Column 1-orbit L2 Swath 13 x2 4 km V003 ( K. Chance

Historical (1750–2014) anthropogenic emissions of reactive gases and aerosols from the Community Emissions Data System (CEDS) ( R. M. Hoesly, S. J. Smith, L. Feng, Z. Klimont, G. Janssens-Maenhout, T. Pitkanen, J. J. Seibert, L. Vu, R. J. Andres, R. M. Bolt, T. C. Bond, L. Dawidowski, N. Kholod, J.-I. Kurokawa, M. Li, L. Liu, Z. Lu, M. C. P. Moura, P. R. O'Rourke, and Q. Zhang

MOPITT Level 2 Derived CO (Near and Thermal Infrared Radiances) HDF file- Version 7 ( D. Ziskin

A climate-scale satellite record for carbon monoxide: the MOPITT Version 7 product M. N. Deeter, D. P. Edwards, G. L. Francis, J. C. Gille, S. Martínez-Alonso, H. M. Worden, and C. Sweeney

Updated Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Ozone Monitoring Instrument (SAO OMI) formaldehyde retrieval G. González Abad, X. Liu, K. Chance, H. Wang, T. P. Kurosu, and R. Suleiman

Methane observations from the Greenhouse Gases Observing SATellite: Comparison to ground-based TCCON data and model calculations R. Parker, H. Boesch, A. Cogan, A. Fraser, L. Feng, P. I. Palmer, J. Messerschmidt, N. Deutscher, D. W. T. Griffith, J. Notholt, P. O. Wennberg, and D. Wunch

The Total Carbon Column Observing Network D. Wunch, C. Toon Geoffrey, L. Blavier Jean-Fran\c{c}ois, A. Washenfelder Rebecca, J. Notholt, J. Connor Brian, W. T. Griffith David, V. Sherlock, and O. Wennberg Paul

Short summary
We use a multi-species atmospheric Bayesian inversion approach to attribute satellite-observed atmospheric carbon monoxide (CO) variations to its sources and sinks in order to achieve a full closure of the global CO budget during 2000–2017. We identify a declining trend in the global CO budget since 2000, driven by reduced anthropogenic emissions in the US, Europe, and China, as well as by reduced biomass burning emissions globally, especially in equatorial Africa.