Airborne CO2 Lidar Measurements during ACT-America 2016-2017 Field Campaigns

Bing Lin, Sandip Pal

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Abstract

Advanced knowledge on atmospheric greenhouse gases such as CO2 is a key for the predictions of future climate and its variations, which needs measurements of the GHG at various spatiotemporal scales using both remote and in-situ techniques. The Atmospheric Carbon and Transport – America (ACT-America) mission is an Earth Venture Suborbital -2 (EVS-2) mission sponsored by the Earth Science Division of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. A major objective is to enhance knowledge of the sources/sinks and transport of atmospheric CO2 through remote and in situ airborne measurements of CO2 and other atmospheric properties on different spatial and temporal scales across the troposphere. ACT-America consists of five campaigns to measure regional distributions of CO2 and evaluate transport under various meteorological conditions in three areas of the eastern Continental United States. Regional CO2 distributions of lower atmosphere were observed from the C-130 aircraft by the Harris Corporation
Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - Dec 5 2018

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