Articles | Volume 13, issue 5
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 2297–2313, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-2297-2020
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 2297–2313, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-2297-2020

Model evaluation paper 15 May 2020

Model evaluation paper | 15 May 2020

Representing model uncertainty for global atmospheric CO2 flux inversions using ECMWF-IFS-46R1

Joe R. McNorton et al.

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AR by Joe McNorton on behalf of the Authors (18 Mar 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (25 Mar 2020) by Juan Antonio Añel
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (25 Mar 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (09 Apr 2020)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (09 Apr 2020) by Juan Antonio Añel
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Short summary
To infer carbon emissions from observations using atmospheric models, detailed knowledge of uncertainty is required. The uncertainties associated with models are often estimated because they are difficult to attribute. Here we use a state-of-the-art weather model to assess the impact of uncertainty in the wind fields on atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide. These results can be used to help quantify the uncertainty in estimated carbon emissions from atmospheric observations.