Articles | Volume 11, issue 3
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 935–946, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-11-935-2019
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 935–946, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-11-935-2019

Data description paper 04 Jul 2019

Data description paper | 04 Jul 2019

Satellite and ground-based measurements of XCO2 in a remote semiarid region of Australia

Voltaire A. Velazco et al.

Data sets

Column averaged dry mole fractions of carbon dioxide in Alice Springs, Australia Voltaire A. Velazco, Nicholas M. Deutscher, David W. T Griffith https://doi.org/10.4225/48/5b21f16ce69bc

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Short summary
We present ground-based measurements of atmospheric carbon dioxide columns from a portable spectrometer taken in a semiarid region of Australia. We compared these measurements to space-based retrievals from the Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite (GOSAT) and calibrated them against a Total Carbon Column Observing Network (TCCON) instrument to ascertain a retrieval bias. We also present the unique opportunities that Central Australia could offer in the context of satellite product validation.