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Temporal and spatial analysis of global GOSAT XCO2 variations characteristics
Author(s): Qian Wang; Liping Lei; Da Liu; Min Liu; Xiuchun Qin; Baoming Sun
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Paper Abstract

CO2 is one of the most important greenhouse gases due to its selective absorption of long wave radiation from the Earth’s surface. In this paper, we use the column average dry air mole fraction of CO2 (XCO2) data from the Japanese GOSAT satellite to conduct a comprehensive and systematic analysis of temporal and spatial distribution of XCO2. This includes: (1) analysis of seasonal change characteristics of XCO2 data; and (2) comparative analysis of the northern and southern hemispheres carbon dioxide concentration at different latitudes. The results show that (1) from 2010 to 2013, atmospheric XCO2 significantly increased each year. The southern hemisphere's annual averages of XCO2 from 2010 to 2012 were 385.2 ppm, 387.3 ppm, and 389.1 ppm, while the average annual values for the northern hemisphere from 2010 to 2012 were 387.8 ppm, 390.0 ppm, and 391.7 ppm. The annual XCO2 in northern and southern hemispheres exhibited growth rates of 1-2 ppm per year. (2) The results show seasonal change trends: winter months displayed higher XCO2. Regarding the global spatial distribution of XCO2, the results show that the total XCO2 in the northern hemisphere is higher than that in the southern hemisphere. (3) The growth of global XCO2 in 2011 and 2012 was 1.9 ppm/yr and 2.1 ppm/yr. These values are in accordance with the growth rates of 1.9 ppm/yr and 2.2 ppm/yr reported in the World Meteorological Organization's greenhouse gas bulletin.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 August 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9669, Remote Sensing of the Environment: 19th National Symposium on Remote Sensing of China, 96690T (6 August 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2204827
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Qian Wang, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (China)
Xi'an Surveying and Mapping Institute (China)
Xian Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Liping Lei, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (China)
Da Liu, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (China)
Min Liu, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (China)
Xiuchun Qin, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (China)
Baoming Sun, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (China)
Xian Univ. of Science and Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9669:
Remote Sensing of the Environment: 19th National Symposium on Remote Sensing of China
Qingxi Tong; Boqin Zhu, Editor(s)

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