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Dataset

 

ESA Greenhouse Gases Climate Change Initiative (GHG_cci): Merged SCIAMACHY and GOSAT Level 3 gridded atmospheric column-average carbon dioxide (XCO2) product in Obs4MIPs format

Status: Superseded
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Citable
Publication Date: 2016-10-10
DOI Publication Date: 2016-10-10
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Abstract

This dataset contains satellite-derived atmospheric column-average dry-air mole fractions of carbon dioxide (XCO2), and is a Level 3 gridded product in Obs4MIPs format. It has been derived by the Greenhouse Gases CCI (GHG_cci) project as part of the European Space Agency's (ESA's) Climate Change Initiative (CCI) programme, and has been obtained from an ensemble of individual Level 2 (i.e. swath) XCO2 products, retrieved from the satellite sensors SCIAMACHY / ENVISAT and TANSO-FTS / GOSAT. The versions of the Level 2 GHG_cci data products used as input for this product are those of the GHG_cci "Climate Research Data Package No. 3" (CRDP#3).

This Level 3 Obs4MIPs XCO2 product has been specifically generated for comparisons with climate model output in the context of the CMIP5/CMIP6/IPCC experiments.

Citable as:  Reuter, M.; Buchwitz, M.; Aben, I.; Boesch, H.; Butz, A.; Detmers, R.G.; Hasekamp, O.P.; Heymann, J.; Parker, R.; Schneising, O.; Somkuti, P. (2016): ESA Greenhouse Gases Climate Change Initiative (GHG_cci): Merged SCIAMACHY and GOSAT Level 3 gridded atmospheric column-average carbon dioxide (XCO2) product in Obs4MIPs format. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, 10 October 2016. doi:10.5285/3FAE8371-0CBB-4B21-9EA6-7A1FC293C4A2. http://dx.doi.org/10.5285/3FAE8371-0CBB-4B21-9EA6-7A1FC293C4A2
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: CCI, GHG, Obs4MIPS, carbon dioxide, ESA

Details

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Access rules:
Public data: access to these data is available to both registered and non-registered users.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: https://artefacts.ceda.ac.uk/licences/specific_licences/esacci_ghg_terms_and_conditions.pdf. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data were processed by the ESA CCI GHG project team and supplied to CEDA as part of the ESA CCI Open Data Portal Project

File Format:
Data are in NetCDF format

Process overview

  • units: 1
  • long_name: column-average dry-air mole fraction of atmospheric carbon dioxide
  • var_id: xco2
  • standard_name: dry_atmosphere_mole_fraction_of_carbon_dioxide
  • names: column-average dry-air mole fraction of atmospheric carbon dioxide, dry_atmosphere_mole_fraction_of_carbon_dioxide
  • units: degrees_north
  • var_id: lat_bnds
  • units: degrees_east
  • var_id: lon_bnds
  • var_id: time_bnds
  • units: 1
  • var_id: xco2_nobs
  • units: 1
  • var_id: xco2_stddev
  • units: 1
  • var_id: xco2_stderr

Co-ordinate Variables

  • units: degrees_north
  • standard_name: latitude
  • long_name: latitude
  • var_id: lat
  • names: latitude
  • units: degrees_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • long_name: longitude
  • var_id: lon
  • names: longitude
  • long_name: time
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • names: time
Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2003-01-01T00:00:00
End time:
2014-12-31T23:59:59
Geographic Extent

 
90.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-90.0000°