Articles | Volume 14, issue 20
Biogeosciences, 14, 4755–4766, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-4755-2017

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

Biogeosciences, 14, 4755–4766, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-4755-2017

Reviews and syntheses 25 Oct 2017

Reviews and syntheses | 25 Oct 2017

Reviews and syntheses: guiding the evolution of the observing system for the carbon cycle through quantitative network design

Thomas Kaminski and Peter Julian Rayner

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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (20 Sep 2017) by Marko Scholze
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ED: Publish as is (21 Sep 2017) by Marko Scholze
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Observations can reduce uncertainties in past, current, and predicted natural and anthropogenic CO2 fluxes. They provide independent information for verification of actions as requested by the Paris Agreement. Quantitative network design (QND) is an objective approach to optimise in situ networks and space missions to achieve an optimal use of the observational capabilities. We describe recent progress and advocate an integrated QND system that simultaneously evaluates multiple data streams.
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