Articles | Volume 14, issue 9
Biogeosciences, 14, 2343–2357, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-2343-2017

Special issue: Data assimilation in carbon/biogeochemical cycles: consistent...

Biogeosciences, 14, 2343–2357, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-2343-2017

Reviews and syntheses 08 May 2017

Reviews and syntheses | 08 May 2017

Reviews and syntheses: Flying the satellite into your model: on the role of observation operators in constraining models of the Earth system and the carbon cycle

Thomas Kaminski and Pierre-Philippe Mathieu

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