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Constraining global carbon budget using vertically-integrated CO2 measurements

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Yang, Zhonghua (2008) Constraining global carbon budget using vertically-integrated CO2 measurements. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-12132007-145150

Abstract

I demonstrate that high precision measurements of the vertical-average dry volumn-mixing-ratio of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2 ) can be obtained from ground-based solar spectra. Oxygen measurements from the same spectra can be used to calibrate CO2 retrievals across different instruments, enabling a global network of column CO2 observations to be constructed. I also illustrate that this new type of data, together with aircraft profile CO2 observations, provide new constraints on global carbon fluxes.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:carbon budget; CO2; measurements
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Geological and Planetary Sciences
Major Option:Geochemistry
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Wennberg, Paul O.
Thesis Committee:
  • Adkins, Jess F. (chair)
  • Wennberg, Paul O. (co-chair)
  • Toon, Geoffrey C.
  • Randerson, James T.
  • Schneider, Tapio
Defense Date:6 December 2007
Author Email:yangzh (AT) caltech.edu
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-12132007-145150
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-12132007-145150
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ID Code:4990
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
Deposited By: Imported from ETD-db
Deposited On:16 Jan 2008
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 03:13

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