Special Issue "Remote Sensing of Carbon Dioxide and Methane in Earth’s Atmosphere"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
Interests: greenhouse gases and air pollution research
Interests: Orbiting Carbon Observatory–2 (OCO-2) Science Team Leader
Interests: Carbon cycle science, Atmospheric inversion, Data assimilation
Carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) are the two most important greenhouse gases that have led to a significant fraction of the increase in earth’s surface temperature in the past 100 years. Global average concentrations of CO2 and CH4 have increased from 296 ppm (parts per million) and 900 ppb (parts per billion) in 1900 to about 405 ppm and 1850 ppb in 2017, respectively. Studies have shown that these increases in concentration are due to the increase in anthropogenic activities on the earth’s surface, leading to higher emissions. However, there has not yet been a clear attribution of the processes involved in this increase of emissions and the role of other environmental factors, mainly due to the lack of observational data coverage. To alleviate the sparseness in observations, satellite remote sensing has become a major focus in the past couple of decades for monitoring greenhouse gases from space. The first dedicated mission for greenhouse gas monitoring was launched by JAXA in 2009, the Greenhouse Gases Observation Satellite (GOSAT). Large amount of observations have also been gathered by SCIAMACHY and AIRS, and a growing number of satellites are now in space in order to make more precise measurements, namely the OCO-2 since 2014, TROPOMI since 2017, TanSAT since 2016, etc. This Special Issue is dedicated to the past progress and new developments in satellite remote sensing of long-lived greenhouse gases, with a focus on CO and CH4.
Dr. Prabir K. Patra
Dr. David Crisp
Dr. Thomas Lauvaux
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Carbon dioxide
- Remote sensing
- Greenhouse gases
- Earth’s atmosphere