Impact of aerosols on space-based retrievals of carbon dioxide, The
This work describes an investigation into the impact of aerosols on space-based retrievals of the column-averaged dry-air mole fraction of carbon dioxide (XCO2). It was initially hypothesized that a simplified non-scattering, or "clear sky", retrieval, which neglects scattering and absorption by clouds and aerosols, could potentially avoid errors and biases brought about by attempting to measure properties of clouds and aerosols when there are none present. Clear sky retrievals have the benefit of being orders of magnitude faster and potentially as accurate as "full physics" retrievals that ...
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