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Biogeosciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Biogeosciences, 14, 4755-4766, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-4755-2017
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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
Publications Copernicus
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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...
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