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Current systematic carbon cycle observations and needs for implementing a policy-relevant carbon observing system

P Ciais, AJ Dolman, A Bombelli, R Duren, A Peregon, PJ Rayner, C Miller, N Gobron, G Kinderman, G Marland, N Gruber, F Chevallier, RJ Andres, G Balsamo, L Bopp, F-M Bréon, G Broquet, R Dargaville, TJ Battin, A Borges Show all

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Abstract. A globally integrated carbon observation and analysis system is needed to improve the fundamental understanding of the global carbon cycle, to improve our ability to project future changes, and to verify the effectiveness of policies aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase carbon sequestration. Building an integrated carbon observation system requires transformational advances from the existing sparse, exploratory framework towards a dense, robust, and sustained system in all components: anthropogenic emissions, the atmosphere, the ocean, and the terrestrial biosphere. The goal of this study is to identify the current state of carbon observations and needs for a glob..

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