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Biogeosciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Biogeosciences, 14, 4755-4766, 2017
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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
Interactive discussionStatus: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
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RC1: 'Review: Assisting the Evolution of the Observing System for the Carbon Cycle through Quantitative Network Design', Anonymous Referee #1, 24 Jun 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
RC2: 'Review "Light"', Albertus J. (Han) Dolman, 10 Jul 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
AC1: 'Author's Response to Reviewer Comments', Thomas Kaminski, 19 Sep 2017 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
Peer review completion
AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (20 Sep 2017) by Marko Scholze  
AR by Thomas Kaminski on behalf of the Authors (21 Sep 2017)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (21 Sep 2017) by Marko Scholze
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Short summary
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.
Observations can reduce uncertainties in past, current, and predicted natural and anthropogenic...