The GHG-CCI project of ESA's climate change initiative: Data products and application
conference contributionposted on 24.07.2018, 09:18 by M. Buchwitz, M. Reuter, O. Schneising, H. Boesch, I. Aben, M. Alexe, P. Bergamaschi, H. Bovensmann, D. Brunner, B. Buchmann, J. P. Burrows, A. Butz, F. Chevallier, C. D. Crevoisier, M. De Mazière, E. De Wachter, R. Detmers, B. Dils, L. Feng, C. Frankenberg, O. P. Hasekamp, W. Hewson, J. Heymann, S. Houweling, T. Kaminski, A. Laeng, T. T. V. Leeuwen, G. Lichtenberg, J. Marshall, S. Noël, J. Notholt, P. I. Palmer, R. Parker, A. M. Sundström, M. Scholze, G. P. Stiller, T. Warneke, C. Zehner
The goal of the GHG-CCI project (http://www.esa-ghg-cci.org/) of ESA's Climate Change Initiative (CCI) is to generate global atmospheric satellite-derived carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) and methane (CH 4 ) data sets as needed to improve our understanding of the regional sources and sinks of these important greenhouse gases (GHG). Here we present an overview about the latest data set called Climate Research Data Package No. 3 (CRDP3). We focus on the GHG-CCI project core data products, which are near-surface-sensitive column-averaged dry air mole fractions of CO 2 and CH 4 , denoted XCO 2 (in ppm) and XCH 4 (in ppb) retrieved from SCIAMACHY/ENVISAT (2002-2012) and TANSO-FTS/GOSAT (2009-today) nadir mode radiance observations in the near-infrared/shortwave-infrared spectral region. The GHG-CCI products are primarily individual sensor Level 2 products. However, we also generate merged Level 2 products ("EMMA products"). Here we also present a first GHG-CCI Level 3 product, namely XCO 2 and XCH 4 in Obs4MIPs format (monthly, 5°×5°).