Articles | Volume 14, issue 15
Biogeosciences, 14, 3685–3703, 2017
Biogeosciences, 14, 3685–3703, 2017

Reviews and syntheses 09 Aug 2017

Reviews and syntheses | 09 Aug 2017

Reviews and syntheses: An empirical spatiotemporal description of the global surface–atmosphere carbon fluxes: opportunities and data limitations

Jakob Zscheischler et al.

Data sets

Collection of all fluxes and synthesis GEOCARBON Data Portal

Short summary
Here we synthesize a wide range of global spatiotemporal observational data on carbon exchanges between the Earth surface and the atmosphere. A key challenge was to consistently combining observational products of terrestrial and aquatic surfaces. Our primary goal is to identify today’s key uncertainties and observational shortcomings that would need to be addressed in future measurement campaigns or expansions of in situ observatories.
Final-revised paper