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Greenhouse gas network design using backward Lagrangian particle dispersion modelling – Part 1: Methodology and Australian test case

T Ziehn, A Nickless, PJ Rayner, RM Law, G Roff, P Fraser

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions | Copernicus GmbH


Abstract. This paper describes the generation of optimal atmospheric measurement networks for determining carbon dioxide fluxes over Australia using inverse methods. A Lagrangian particle dispersion model is used in reverse mode together with a Bayesian inverse modelling framework to calculate the relationship between weekly surface fluxes and hourly concentration observations for the Australian continent. Meteorological driving fields are provided by the regional version of the Australian Community Climate and Earth System Simulator (ACCESS) at 12 km resolution at an hourly time scale. Prior uncertainties are derived on a weekly time scale for biosphere fluxes and fossil fuel emissions from..

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