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Constraints on the global carbon budget from variations in total column carbon dioxide

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Keppel-Aleks, Gretchen (2011) Constraints on the global carbon budget from variations in total column carbon dioxide. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:05312011-112642236

Abstract

Diagnosing the patterns and trends in the flux of carbon dioxide, $\mathrm{CO_2}$, between the land or ocean and the atmosphere is necessary to predict the response of the carbon cycle to climate change. Atmospheric observations of the vertically averaged mixing ratio of $\mathrm{CO_2}$, $\langle\mathrm{CO_2}\rangle$, provide a new tool that complements existing observations of boundary layer $\mathrm{CO_2}$ in constraining surface fluxes of $\mathrm{CO_2}$. This dissertation explores how variations in $\langle\mathrm{CO_2}\rangle$ arise and how these variations can be used to estimate surface fluxes.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:climate, atmosphere, carbon dioxide, remote sensing
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Geological and Planetary Sciences
Major Option:Environmental Science and Engineering
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Wennberg, Paul O.
Thesis Committee:
  • Schneider, Tapio (chair)
  • Wennberg, Paul O.
  • Toon, Geoffrey C.
  • Bordoni, Simona
  • Yung, Yuk L.
Defense Date:20 May 2011
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Funding AgencyGrant Number
NASANNX08AI86G
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:05312011-112642236
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:05312011-112642236
Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:6479
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
Deposited By: Gretchen Aleks
Deposited On:31 Oct 2012 19:21
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 04:36

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